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word order

n.
The linear arrangement of words in a sentence, clause, or phrase.
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word order

n
(Linguistics) the arrangement of words in a phrase, clause, or sentence. In many languages, including English, word order plays an important part in determining meanings expressed in other languages by inflections
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word′ or`der


n.
the way in which words are arranged in sequence in a sentence or smaller construction.
[1890–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.word order - the order of words in a textword order - the order of words in a text  
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
ordering, ordination, order - logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
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Translations
ordre des mots

word order

nordine m delle parole
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