taxonomic group below the class level but above the family level.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
order (verb)
transitive verb
to put in order - arrange
a) to give an order to - command
b) - destine ordain so ordered by the gods
c) to command to go or come to a specified place - ordered back to the base
intransitive verb
d) to give an order for - order a meal
to bring about order - regulate
a) to issue - orders command
b) to give or place an order
order (noun)
a) a group of people united in a formal way as
(1) a fraternal society - the Masonic Order
(2) a community under a religious rule , especially one requiring members to take solemn vows
b) a badge or medal of such a society , also a military decoration
a) any of the several grades of the Christian ministry
b) the office of a person in the Christian ministry
c) - ordination
a) a rank, class, or special group in a community or society
b) a class of persons or things grouped according to quality, value, or natural characteristics as
(1) a category of taxonomic classification ranking above the family and below the class
(2) the broadest category in soil classification
a) (1) - rank level a statesman of the first order
(2) - category class in emergencies of this order R. B. Westerfield
b) (1) the arrangement or sequence of objects or of events in time - listed the items in order of importance the batting order
(2) a sequential arrangement of mathematical elements
c) - degree
d) (1) the number of times differentiation is applied successively - derivatives of higher order
(2) of a differential equation the order of the derivative of highest order
e) the number of columns or rows or columns and rows in a magic square, determinant, or matrix - the order of a matrix with 2 rows and 3 columns is 2 by 3
f) the number of elements in a finite mathematical group
a) (1) a sociopolitical system - was opposed to changes in the established order
(2) a particular sphere or aspect of a sociopolitical system - the present economic order
b) a regular or harmonious arrangement - the order of nature
a) a prescribed form of a religious service - rite
b) the customary mode of procedure especially in debate - point of order
a) the state of peace, freedom from confused or unruly behavior, and respect for law or proper authority - promised to restore law and order
b) a specific rule, regulation, or authoritative direction - command
a) a style of building
b) a type of column and entablature forming the unit of a style
a) state or condition especially with regard to functioning or repair - things were in terrible order
b) a proper, , or functioning condition - orderly their passports were in order the phone is out of order
a) a written direction to pay money to someone
b) a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods or to perform work
c) goods or items bought or sold
d) an assigned or requested undertaking - landing men on the moon was a tall order
- order of the day flat roofs were the order in the small villages
order (Wikipedia)

Order or ORDER or Orders may refer to:

  • Orderliness, a desire for organization
  • Categorization, the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood
  • Heterarchy, a system of organization wherein the elements have the potential to be ranked a number of different ways
  • Hierarchy, an arrangement of items that are represented as being "above", "below", or "at the same level as" one another
  • an action or inaction that must be obeyed, mandated by someone in authority
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