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orderly

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.dəl.i/ us    /ˈɔːr.dɚ.li/

orderly noun [C] (HOSPITAL WORKER)

a hospital worker who does jobs for which no training is necessary, such as helping the nurses or carrying heavy things: He has a part-time job as a hospital orderly.

orderly noun [C] (SOLDIER)

a soldier who acts as an officer's servant

orderly

adjective uk   /ˈɔː.dəl.i/ us    /ˈɔːr.dɚ.li/
well arranged or organized: She put the letters in three orderly piles. Form an orderly queue. During the bomb scare, the customers were asked to proceed in an orderly fashion out of the shop.
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