in/of the order of

idiom

British
: 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 emails a day.

Examples of in/of the order of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The four colors, in the order of red (signifying the east), yellow (signifying the south), black (signifying the west) and white (signifying the north), are intentionally placed on the side of the uniform to tie back to the regalia worn by members of the Tribe. Kels Dayton, Hartford Courant, 18 Apr. 2024 Chinese emperors claimed that the laws on which their authority rested were manifestations of the order of the cosmos. Fernanda Pirie, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2021 Production has been booming recently, but the South Korean government would very much like the country to make more non-memory chips, where its share remains in the order of 2%. David Meyer, Fortune, 23 May 2024 Although smallpox therapeutics are limited to government stockpiling, the market size for an effective smallpox therapeutic is estimated to be in the order of several hundred million dollars per year. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 May 2024 This is where optical techniques like holography come in handy, since optical wavelengths are in the order of microns, small enough to make out small details on an object. Partha Banerjee, Discover Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 That switch in the order of events related to liability is comparable to the difference between opt-in and opt-out in privacy. Jaron Lanier, WIRED, 13 Feb. 2024 A lot of the fun of it is in the order of the successive images. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 Something in the order of 328 million terabytes of data are being created every single day (that’s a lot of zeros). Chris Taylor, wsj.com, 17 Dec. 2023

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“In/of the order of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%2Fof%20the%20order%20of. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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