Definition of order book in English:

order book

noun

British
  • A book in which orders are entered as they are received by a business, especially regarded as a measure of the organization's success:

    ‘the company's order book stood at £5.5 m’
    • ‘After 18 months, four trainees set-up successfully as self-employed farm workers with full order books from local farmers.’
    • ‘A friend of mine with his own printing business has just told me his order book is up 11%.’
    • ‘The Mini won't be in showrooms until June 2001 (at a price of about stg £10,000, according to early reports), but dealers are already starting order books.’
    • ‘Fatter order books are postponing the pain of long-term structural change’
    • ‘It reported strong retail sales growth in America and said order books at its wholesale operation in the UK and Europe were good.’
    • ‘Aside from this relatively stable presence, there was also the growing contingent of commercial travellers who carried order books for English wares that increasingly displaced older sources of supply throughout the continent.’
    • ‘Bulging order books and surging demand create stress, but if you want to know what it is like to take really hard management decisions, wait until recession bites.’
    • ‘There are charts by the thousand and rainbow-coloured graphs on exports, imports, order books and employment trends.’
    • ‘It is understood the remaining 90 Bradford staff have been told the current order book is likely to sustain the business for less than a month.’
    • ‘They looked at their current numbers, saw that their order book was full, and believed that everything was terrific.’
    • ‘The impact of the deregulation is already evident in the overflowing order books of companies that build power plant equipment.’
    • ‘The order book stands at more than 19 billion Pounds, which, together with aftermarket demand, provides visibility as to future activity levels.’
    • ‘The firm's improved results partly reflect a strong order book at Airbus, the main rival to Boeing in the commercial aircraft market.’
    • ‘The key to Rolls-Royce's long-term profitability lies not in the current order book, but in the spare part sales that that order book will generate in the long term.’
    • ‘The turnaround is evident in Dassault's order books.’
    • ‘Despite heightened concerns about domestic competitiveness and the international economic outlook, the survey reports on order books and profitability are conflicting.’
    • ‘We are in a strong position and have a strong order book with lots of business.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the A380's order book has been stuck at 154 since last year.’
    • ‘Business is booming across Yorkshire and the Humber with order books filling up faster than anywhere else in the country, according to research published today.’
    • ‘With order books full, businessmen had little time for critics and were concerned to keep government and the unions at a distance.’

Pronunciation:

order book

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