order1 /ˈɔːdə $ ˈɔːrdər/ ●●● S1 W1 noun
1 FOR A PURPOSE 为了某一目的
a) in order to do something for the purpose of doing something 为了做某事
Samuel trained every day in order to improve his performance.
In order to understand how the human body works, you need to have some knowledge of chemistry.
b) in order for/that formal so that something can happen or so that someone can do something 为了，以便
Sunlight is needed in order for the process of photosynthesis to take place in plants.
2 ARRANGEMENT 安排 [countable, uncountable] the way that things or events are arranged in relation to each other, so that one thing is first, another thing is second etc 顺序，次序 SYN sequence
in the right/correct order
Make sure that you put the books back in the right order.
out of order/in the wrong order
The files are all out of order.
in order (=one after another, according to a plan) 依次
Then they call out our names in order and we answer yes or no.
in alphabetical order
Their names are arranged in alphabetical order.
in order of importance/difficulty etc
The cities are listed in order of importance.
Students learn the verbs in order of difficulty.
in ascending/descending order (=starting with the lowest or highest number) 按升序/降序
The prices are given in ascending order.
in reverse order
She read out the names in reverse order.
There seemed to be no logical order to the sections.