in the order of (some amount)

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in the order of (some amount)

Approximately some amount; close to some amount. We're going to have to spend in the order of $20,000 for this renovation. To generate that much power, the machine requires in the order of 600 pistons crushing liquid metal to create fusion.
See also: of, order
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in/of the ˈorder of

(British English) (American English on the ˈorder of) (formal) (of an amount) about; approximately: They own a business worth in the order of fifteen million euros.We employ in the order of 4 000 people in this factory.
See also: of, order
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