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English definition of “order”

order

noun (TYPE)    /ˈɔː.dər/ US  /ˈɔːr.dɚ/
[U] the type or size of something: These were problems of a completely different order from anything we had faced before.formal No successful business can be run without skills of the highest order (= great skills ).General words for size and amountCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders of the order of (UK also in the order of) approximately : The cost will be something in the order of £500.Approximate
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