Definitions for orderliness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•der•lyˈɔr dər li(adj.; n.; adv.)(pl.)-lies

  1. (adj.)arranged or disposed in a neat, tidy manner or in a regular sequence:

    an orderly desk.

  2. observant of or governed by system or method.

  3. characterized by or observant of law, rule, or discipline; well-behaved; law-abiding.

  4. pertaining to or charged with the communication or execution of orders.

  5. (n.)a hospital attendant having general, nonmedical duties.

  6. an enlisted soldier assigned to perform various chores for a commanding officer or group of officers.

    Category: Military

  7. (adv.)methodically; regularly.

  8. according to established order or rule.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orderliness, methodicalness(noun)

    the quality of appreciating method and system

  2. orderliness, order(noun)

    a condition of regular or proper arrangement

    "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"


  1. orderliness(Noun)

    The fact of having a regular, proper and systematic arrangement.

  2. orderliness(Noun)

    Orderly behaviour.


  1. Orderliness

    Orderliness is associated with other qualities such as cleanliness and diligence—and the desire for order and symmetry, and is generally considered to be a desirable quality. In psychology, an excessive desire for orderliness can be associated with obsessive–compulsive disorder and the term anal retentive, —from Freudian psychoanalysis—is used conversationally to describe a person with such attention to orderliness and detail that it becomes close to a mental disorder.

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