Order vs Instructions – What’s the difference?

Order vs Instructions - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between order and instructions is that order is , command while instructions is .



(wikipedia order )

Alternative forms

* ordre (obsolete)


  • (uncountable) Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
  • (uncountable) The state of being well arranged.
  • The house is in order”’; the machinery is out of ”’order .
  • Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
  • to preserve order in a community or an assembly
  • (countable) A command.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict
    , chapter=30 citation
    , passage=It was by his order the shattered leading company flung itself into the houses when the Sin Verguenza were met by an enfilading volley as they reeled into the calle.}}

  • (countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=An internet of airborne things, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer.}}

  • (countable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles; as, the Jesuit Order.
  • (countable) An association of knights; as, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
  • any group of people with common interests.
  • (countable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.
  • (countable, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News
    , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist)
    , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.}}

  • 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 distinct character, kind, or sort.
  • the higher or lower orders of society
    talent of a high order
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • They are in equal order to their several ends.
  • * Granville
  • Various orders various ensigns bear.
  • * Hawthorne
  • which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.
  • An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.
  • to take orders”’, or to take ”’holy orders , that is, to enter some grade of the ministry
  • (architecture) 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.
  • (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  • (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
  • * a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.
  • (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
  • (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure.
  • (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
  • (order theory) A partially ordered set.
  • (order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partially ordered set.
  • (mathematics) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.
  • Quotations

    * 1611 — 1:1
    *: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us…
    * Donald Knuth. Volume 3: ”Sorting and Searching, Addison-Wesley, 1973, chapter 8:
    *: Since only two of our tape drives were in working order‘, I was ”’ordered”’ to ”’order”’ more tape units in short ”’order”’, in ”’order”’ to ”’order”’ the data several ‘ orders of magnitude faster.


    * chaos

    Derived terms

    * alphabetical order
    * antisocial behaviour order
    * Anton Piller order
    * apple-pie order
    * back-to-work order
    * bottom order
    * court order
    * doctor’s orders
    * Doric order
    * executive order
    * first order stream
    * fraternal birth order
    * gagging order
    * Groceries Order
    * in order / in order to
    * in short order
    * infra-order
    * interim order
    * last orders
    * law-and-order
    * Mary Bell order
    * mendicant order
    * middle order
    * moral order
    * New World Order
    * on the order of
    * order in council
    * Order of Australia
    * order of magnitude
    * order of operations
    * order of precedence
    * order of the day
    * order stream
    * out of order
    * partial order
    * pecking order
    * place an order
    * put one’s house in order
    * purchase order
    * religious order
    * restraining order
    * second order stream
    * short order
    * standing order
    * stop-loss order
    * superorder
    * tall order
    * third order stream
    * total order
    * well-order
    * working order
    * z-order

    See also



    (en verb )

  • To set in some sort of order.
  • To arrange, set in proper order.
  • To issue a command to.
  • to order troops to advance
  • To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
  • to order groceries
  • To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
  • * Book of Common Prayer
  • persons presented to be ordered deacons

    * (arrange into some sort of order) sort, rank

    Derived terms

    * just what the doctor ordered
    * made-to-order
    * mail-order
    * order of magnitude
    * order out
    * well-order







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