working order


working order
noun
: a condition of a machine in which it functions according to its nature and purpose

put a watch in good working order

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the condition of a mechanism when it is functioning properly: a stove in working order.
[1835-45]

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working order UK US adjective
Phrase: in working order

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  • working order — the condition of a mechanism when it is functioning properly: a stove in working order. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

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  • working order — work′ing or der n. the condition of a mechanism, system, etc., when functioning properly • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • working order — /ˈwɜkɪng ɔdə/ (say werking awduh) noun the state of something, as a mechanism, when it is functioning properly …   Australian English dictionary

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  • in working order — Functioning properly • • • Main Entry: ↑work * * * in working order phrase working correctly, without any problems I keep my bike in good working order. Thesaurus: describing machines and pieces of equipmenthyponym …   Useful english dictionary