Definition of made to order in English:

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made to order



1Specially made according to a customer’s specifications: the kitchen’s made-to-order breads
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  • Companies are approaching this new world with caution, and with good reason: The Web can find plenty of customers for made-to-order products, but retooling a factory to spit out thousands of faultless variations on a theme is no easy job.
  • Such couples often go for made-to-order cards with expensive custom logos and photographs to put a personal stamp on the invitations.
  • Over the years, Superquinn has worked with exclusive suppliers to create a range of ‘destination products’ dear to Irish palates, including a custom-designed potato and made-to-order sausages.
1.1Ideally suited to certain requirements: a formalism seemingly made to order for the problem at hand
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  • These are the days when our traditional music is tailored in a made-to-order fashion and sold like packed commodities.
  • It's also a self-fulfilling prophecy; TV manufacturing made-to-order stars, driving the ratings turbines, without the creative and commercial risks associated with genuine art.
  • Simply put, when you've got an original production that appears made-to-order for its leads, Nathan Lane, as Bialystock and Matthew Broderick, as Bloom, what do you do when they're no longer available?

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Syllabification: made to or·der

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