Order may refer to:


Order identifies what comes before or after what.



Mathematics and logic

See Order (mathematics), a disambiguation page

Computer science

  • Order of computation, the computational complexity of an algorithm
  • Canonical order (disambiguation), the order of elements that obeys a certain set of rules or specifications
  • Z-order — which graphics cover up others on computer screens

Electronics and telecommunications

  • First-order hold in signal processing
  • Modulation order, the number of different symbols that can be sent using a given modulation
  • The polynomial order of a Filter (signal processing) transfer function
  • Zeroth order mode of light propagation in optical fibres [1]

Economics and commerce

Legal, political, and military

  • Court order, made by a judge; a restraining order, for example, is a type of injunction
  • Executive order (disambiguation), issued by the executive branch of government
  • General order, a published directive from a commander
    • Standing order (disambiguation), a general order of indefinite duration, and similar ongoing rules in a parliament
  • Law and order (politics)
  • Military command
  • Tactical formation, an arrangement or deployment of moving military forces

Architecture and urban planning


Religious, chivalric, fraternal, and ideological

  • The Order (group), an underground American neo-Nazi organization active in 1983 and 1984
  • Chivalric order, established since the 14th century
  • Fraternal order
  • Religious order
  • Monastic order, established since circa 300 AD
  • Military order, established in the crusades
  • Tariqa or Sufi Order
  • Holy Orders, the rite or sacrament in which clergy are ordained
  • Order of Mass, the set of texts of the Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite Mass that are generally invariable

Media and entertainment

See also

  • Collation (disambiguation)
  • Coordination (disambiguation)
  • Ordinal (disambiguation)
  • Ordinate, in mathematics, the ordinate of an ordered pair (x, y) is its second component, i.e. it is y
  • Ordination, process by which individuals are consecrated
  • Subordinate

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  • order — or·der 1 n 1: a state of peace, freedom from unruly behavior, and respect for law and proper authority maintain law and order 2: an established mode or state of procedure a call to order 3 a: a mandate from a superior authority see also …   Law dictionary

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  • order — ► NOUN 1) the arrangement of people or things according to a particular sequence or method. 2) a state in which everything is in its correct place. 3) a state in which the laws and rules regulating public behaviour are observed. 4) an… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Order — Or der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ordering}.] [From {Order}, n.] 1. To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Order 81 — is one of the most controversial of Paul Bremer s 100 Orders, issued during the reconstruction of Iraq following the invasion of Iraq by the United States in 2003. The order establishes intellectual property restrictions on the use of genetically …   Wikipedia

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