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    Definition of in order in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore in orderSUPmost in order
    1. In a sequence.
      1. Place the cards in order by color, then by number.
    2. Ready, prepared; orderly; tidy.
      1. I wish I could get my desk in order.
      2. His material is in order for the presentation.
    3. IDI (formal) In accordance with the procedural rules governing formal meetings of a deliberative body.
      1. IDI Appropriate, worthwhile.
        1. Now that we have finally finished, I think a celebration is in order.
    4. AdverbCOMmore in orderSUPmost in order
      1. (not comparable, idiomatic, with to) Emphasizes that what follows immediately is the purpose of the preceding or the beyond.
        1. In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]
      2. (not comparable, idiomatic, US, with "for") Emphasizes that what follows immediately is the purpose of the preceding or the beyond.
        1. She stood in order for her husband to see her. / She stood for her husband to see her.
      3. (comparable) In sequence.
        1. They sang in order, ending with a basso profundo.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Usually, viable microsclerotium density in soil can be quantified prior to or at sowing in order to predict the risk of wilt [2 –5 ].
        • It is often suggested that politicians are too inclined to cosy up to big business in order to receive funds for election expenses.
        • In the crisis, the company was forced to reduce its costs in order to avoid going under.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]
        • In order to lay a foundation for the witness to describe the murder, the prosecutor first had to show that the witness was present when the murder occurred.
        • In order to get to the rest of the paint in the can, you′ll have to remove the skin floating on top of it.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Prepositions
              • Prepositional phrases
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            Meaning of in order for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this idiom "in order" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
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