in/of the order of

Definition of in/of the order of


  1. :  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

  1. :  to put in order :  arrange

    :  to give an order to :  command

    :  destine, ordain

  1. :  a group of people united in a formal way: such as

    :  a fraternal society

    :  a community under a religious rule

Seen and Heard

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to criticize severely

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