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 emails a day.

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“In/of the order of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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