noun, plural orders of battle.
the organization or hierarchy of military forces in preparation for a battle.
the planned sequence in which military units arrive and are deployed on a battlefield, usually based on estimates of their combat effectiveness.
noun 1. a task assigned or to be dealt with: Our first order of business is to reduce expenses.
- Order of magnitude
noun 1. the approximate size of something, esp measured in powers of 10: the order of magnitude of the deficit was as expected, their estimates differ by an order of magnitude Also called order A rough measure of the size, or magnitude, of something, expressed as a power of ten: “The mass of the Earth […]
- Order of merit
noun 1. (Brit) an order conferred on civilians and servicemen for eminence in any field
- Order of military merit
noun 1. an order awarded to members of the Canadian Forces for conspicuous merit; established in 1972