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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Order \Or"der\, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis.
     Cf. Ordain, Ordinal.]
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     1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established
        succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as:
        (a) Of material things, like the books in a library.
        (b) Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a
            discource.
        (c) Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
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                  The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.
                                                    --Ezek. xli.
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                  Bright-harnessed angels sit in order
                  serviceable.                      --Milton.
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                  Good order is the foundation of all good things.
                                                    --Burke.
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     2. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition;
        as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
        --Locke.
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     3. The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in
        the conduct of debates or the transaction of business;
        usage; custom; fashion. --Dantiel.
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              And, pregnant with his grander thought,
              Brought the old order into doubt.     --Emerson.
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     4. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance;
        general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order
        in a community or an assembly.
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     5. That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or
        regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and
        orders of the senate.
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              The church hath authority to establish that for an
              order at one time which at another time it may
              abolish.                              --Hooker.
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     6. A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
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              Upon this new fright, an order was made by both
              houses for disarming all the papists in England.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     7. Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a
        direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies,
        to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the
        like; as, orders for blankets are large.
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              In those days were pit orders -- beshrew the
              uncomfortable manager who abolished them. --Lamb.
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     8. A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or
        suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a
        grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or
        division of men in the same social or other position;
        also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher
        or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.
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              They are in equal order to their several ends.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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              Various orders various ensigns bear.  --Granville.
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              Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little
              short of crime.                       --Hawthorne.
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     9. A body of persons having some common honorary distinction
        or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons
        or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as,
        the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
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              Find a barefoot brother out,
              One of our order, to associate me.    --Shak.
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              The venerable order of the Knights Templars. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     10. An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or
         bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; -- often
         used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy
         orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.
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     11. (Arch.) The disposition of a column and its component
         parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in
         classical architecture; hence (as the column and
         entablature are the characteristic features of classical
         architecture) a style or manner of architectural
         designing.
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     Note: The Greeks used three different orders, easy to
           distinguish, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Romans
           added the Tuscan, and changed the Doric so that it is
           hardly recognizable, and also used a modified
           Corinthian called Composite. The Renaissance writers on
           architecture recognized five orders as orthodox or
           classical, -- Doric (the Roman sort), Ionic, Tuscan,
           Corinthian, and Composite. See Illust. of Capital.
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     12. (Nat. Hist.) An assemblage of genera having certain
         important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and
         Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
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     Note: The Linnaean artificial orders of plants rested mainly
           on identity in the numer of pistils, or agreement in
           some one character. Natural orders are groups of genera
           agreeing in the fundamental plan of their flowers and
           fruit. A natural order is usually (in botany)
           equivalent to a family, and may include several tribes.
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     13. (Rhet.) The placing of words and members in a sentence in
         such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or
         clearness of expression.
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     14. (Math.) Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or
         surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
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     Artificial order or Artificial system. See Artificial
        classification, under Artificial, and Note to def. 12
        above.
  
     Close order (Mil.), the arrangement of the ranks with a
        distance of about half a pace between them; with a
        distance of about three yards the ranks are in open
        order.
  
     The four Orders, The Orders four, the four orders of
        mendicant friars. See Friar. --Chaucer.
  
     General orders (Mil.), orders issued which concern the
        whole command, or the troops generally, in distinction
        from special orders.
  
     Holy orders.
         (a) (Eccl.) The different grades of the Christian
             ministry; ordination to the ministry. See def. 10
             above.
         (b) (R. C. Ch.) A sacrament for the purpose of conferring
             a special grace on those ordained.
  
     In order to, for the purpose of; to the end; as means to.
  
              The best knowledge is that which is of greatest use
              in order to our eternal happiness.    --Tillotson.
  
     Minor orders (R. C. Ch.), orders beneath the diaconate in
        sacramental dignity, as acolyte, exorcist, reader,
        doorkeeper.
  
     Money order. See under Money.
  
     Natural order. (Bot.) See def. 12, Note.
  
     Order book.
         (a) A merchant's book in which orders are entered.
         (b) (Mil.) A book kept at headquarters, in which all
             orders are recorded for the information of officers
             and men.
         (c) A book in the House of Commons in which proposed
             orders must be entered. [Eng.]
  
     Order in Council, a royal order issued with and by the
        advice of the Privy Council. [Great Britain]
  
     Order of battle (Mil.), the particular disposition given to
        the troops of an army on the field of battle.
  
     Order of the day, in legislative bodies, the special
        business appointed for a specified day.
  
     Order of a differential equation (Math.), the greatest
        index of differentiation in the equation.
  
     Sailing orders (Naut.), the final instructions given to the
        commander of a ship of war before a cruise.
  
     Sealed orders, orders sealed, and not to be opened until a
        certain time, or arrival at a certain place, as after a
        ship is at sea.
  
     Standing order.
         (a) A continuing regulation for the conduct of
             parliamentary business.
         (b) (Mil.) An order not subject to change by an officer
             temporarily in command.
  
     To give order, to give command or directions. --Shak.
  
     To take order for, to take charge of; to make arrangements
        concerning.
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              Whiles I take order for mine own affairs. --Shak.
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     Syn: Arrangement; management. See Direction.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  minor \mi"nor\ (m[imac]"n[~e]r), a. [L., a comparative with no
     positive; akin to AS. min small, G. minder less, OHG.
     minniro, a., min, adv., Icel. minni, a., minnr, adv., Goth.
     minniza, a., mins, adv., Ir. & Gael. min small, tender, L.
     minuere to lessen, Gr. miny`qein, Skr. mi to damage. Cf.
     Minish, Minister, Minus, Minute.]
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     1. Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller;
        of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
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     2. (Mus.) Less by a semitone in interval or difference of
        pitch; as, a minor third.
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     Asia Minor (Geog.), the Lesser Asia; that part of Asia
        which lies between the Euxine, or Black Sea, on the north,
        and the Mediterranean on the south.
  
     Minor mode (Mus.), that mode, or scale, in which the third
        and sixth are minor, -- much used for mournful and solemn
        subjects.
  
     Minor orders (Eccl.), the rank of persons employed in
        ecclesiastical offices who are not in holy orders, as
        doorkeepers, acolytes, etc.
  
     Minor scale (Mus.) The form of the minor scale is various.
        The strictly correct form has the third and sixth minor,
        with a semitone between the seventh and eighth, which
        involves an augmented second interval, or three semitones,
        between the sixth and seventh, as, 6/F, 7/G[sharp], 8/A.
        But, for melodic purposes, both the sixth and the seventh
        are sometimes made major in the ascending, and minor in
        the descending, scale, thus: 
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        [1913 Webster] See Major.
  
     Minor term of a syllogism (Logic), the subject of the
        conclusion.
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