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word

noun [S] (ORDER)    /wɜːd/ US  /wɝːd/
an order: We're waiting for the word from head office before making a statement. The troops will go into action as soon as their commander gives the word. At a word from their teacher, the children started to tidy away their books.Instructions and orders
(Definition of word noun (ORDER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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