in/of the order of
Definition of in/of the order of
: around or about (a specified number) : approximately The government has spent in the order of ten million dollars on the project. He receives something of the order of 100 e-mails a day.
Word by Word Definitions
: to put in order : arrange
: to give an order to : command
: destine, ordain
: a group of people united in a formal way: such as
: a fraternal society
: a community under a religious rule
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