Order - Term Overview


Order is a sequence in which things, ideas or people are placed in a given space or time, such as, for example, alphabetical order.

Order is also associated with the concept of discipline with respect to the rules of behavior dictated by each society or culture, such as, for example, public order or the legal order.

An order can also mean a mandate or a tax request for something.

Public order and social order

Public order is a set of behavioral rules that aim to maintain social order. In this case, society is treated as a collective and remains above the individual rights of each citizen. The situation is generally characterized by the absence of infractions of the law.

The social order, on the other hand, hierarchically coordinates social, collective and individual acts, in order to maintain balance, peace and harmony in society.

Legal order versus legal order

The legal order is a set of rules of a certain section of the legal order.

The legal system, on the other hand, is the set of hierarchical norms dictated by state will to guarantee a balanced and peaceful social coexistence.

Order as value

Order is a value, that is, a positive quality in a person. It's important because order is considered the principle of discipline necessary to order and persevere in life goals.

Firing order

In mechanics, there is the firing order, which is the determined sequence of the explosions produced in each cylinder in combustion engines. The firing order is important to eliminate or produce certain vibrations. The firing order will vary depending on the number of cylinders and their arrangement.

Order in biology

The order in biology is one of the basic units of hierarchical classification of organisms. The most basic unit is the species. The most related species are grouped into genera, genera are grouped into families, families into orders, orders into classes, classes into phyla or divisions, phyla into kingdoms, and kingdoms into domains. Some of the most popularly known orders are the order of carnivores, primates, cats and rose bushes.

Purchase order

The purchase order is a written order to formalize the purchase of products or services from a specific supplier with previously agreed conditions.

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