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

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of working order was in 1841

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“Working order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/working%20order. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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