on the order of

on the order of

something on the order of a state park — W.D.Hartley

much on the order of Great Lakes bulk carriers — Ships and the Sea

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1) another term for of the order of (sense 1) above
2) along the lines of; similar to

singers on the order of Janis Joplin

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on the order of (chiefly US) (or Brit in/of the order of)
: around or about (a specified number)

The government has spent on the order of [=approximately] ten million dollars on the project.

He receives something on the order of 100 e-mails a day.

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of/in the order of sth idiom
(BrE) (NAmE on the order of) (formal) about sth; approximately sth

She earns something in the order of £80 000 a year.

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