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orderly

1 adjective
     
or‧der‧ly1
1 arranged or organized in a sensible or neat way [≠ disorderly]
in (an) orderly something
The tools were arranged in orderly rows.
She needs to organize her ideas in a more orderly way.
2 peaceful or well-behaved [≠ disorderly]
in (an) orderly something
The elections were conducted in an orderly fashion.
They waited in a dignified and orderly manner outside the church.
orderliness noun [uncountable]

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