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English definition of “order”

order

noun [U] (USABLE CONDITION)   /ˈɔr·dər/
the state of working correctly or of being suitable for use: The set of power tools are all in good working order. Are your immigration papers in order (= legally correct)? The elevator is out of order (= not working).
(Definition of order noun (USABLE CONDITION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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