few (determiner, adjective)
Used with plural nouns and a plural verb to mean "not many"
lkjhg811: I'd like to know if "in order to" can substitute for "to" and if the meanings would be exactly the same either way.
Pete: I don't really think so. While adding "in order to" would not really change the meaning in any way, it would not sound natural here. The original (natural) form uses the to+infinitive clause as a complement that is understood to show what the terms being defined mean. Adding "in order to" doesn't really change the meaning, but it seems to separate the given use from the term being defined.
I'd like to know the meaning of "understood" in that context.