to the nearest

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Definition of to the nearest

used to indicate the number of pounds, dollars, etc., that is closest to a slightly higher or lower number or amountWhat is the weight of your baggage to the nearest pound?$13.75 rounded up to the nearest dollar is $14.

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“To the nearest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20the%20nearest. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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