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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
        • We are so good that it is almost impossible to unrecognize a face in order to notice the asymmetries that help us first recognize it.
        • The phospholipid pseudogel was prepared at a molar ratio of [DMPC]/[DHPC] = 2.5 at 10% wt/vol in an aqueous solution of 100 mM MOPS buffer (pH 7) in order to generate the nanogel separation matrix.
        • For each panel, the displayed curves correspond to the higher concentration of the analyte, both for hproNGF WT and mutants, in order to compare the proneurotrophins on the same antibody.
      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. Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. […]
        • 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.
        • In order to determine the orientation of permeable joint zones, the evaluation of the borehole televiewer data allows a precise measurement of the planar discontinuities at the borehole wall.
    • 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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