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Dictionary definition for: Orderly

1. (n) a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer; "the orderly laid out the general''s uniform"

2. (a) devoid of violence or disruption; "an orderly crowd confronted the president"

3. (n) a male hospital attendant who has general non-medical duties

4. (s) according to custom or rule or natural law

5. (s) not haphazard; "a series of orderly actions at regular hours"

6. (s) marked by or adhering to method or system; "a clean orderly man" "an orderly mind" "an orderly desk"

7. (s) marked by system or regularity or discipline; "a quiet ordered house" "an orderly universe" "a well regulated life"

8. (s) marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a logical argument" "the orderly presentation"

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