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in the neighborhood of (some amount)

Approximately some amount; close to some amount. We're going to have to spend in the neighborhood of $20,000 for this renovation.
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in the neighbourhood of

(of a number or an amount) approximately; not exactly: It cost in the neighbourhood of £500.
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Humaimi pointed out that a study was conducted on Al Aqar neighbourhood at the Architecture and Cultural Heritage of India, Arabia, and Morocco at the Nottingham Trent University in UK, in collaboration with the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in the sultanate.
According to the preliminary report, the seven tribal districts consist of 702 councils including 628 village and 74 neighbourhood councils.
General dimensions of measurement in the QoL could be categorized and assessed [10] through related theories, empirical studies, and pragmatism or intuitive appeals with some combination there of and the purpose of measurement [11].In essense, QoL is derived from the satisfaction of physical, social and economic charateristics of neighbourhood [2] in a geographic space by people who have experienced it [12,13].The neighbourhood quality assessment deliver a sense of community with quality of life indicators, which include an adequacy of physical, social and economic aspects and satisfaction by residents towards their housing and neighbourhood [14,15].
| From top, Neighbourhood Police Officer of the Year | From top, Neighbourhood Police Officer of the Year |Stephanie Button, of Hartlepool, with Barry Coppinger, Neighbourhood PCSO of the Year Simon French, of Middlesbrough, with Dep Ch Con Iain Spittal and Neighbourhood Detective of the Year DC Paul Matthews, of Redcar and Cleveland, with Gill Marshall of Thirteen
We used purposive sampling to achieve representativeness of neighbourhood types, and of those families that volunteered we selected 24 living in 18 neighbourhoods, with the goal of having the full range of neighbourhood designs represented.
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): People living in bad neighbourhoods have a depressing effect on their health, found two Iowa State University researchers.
"We wanted to thank members of Neighbourhood Watch for working in partnership with the police, and making an enormous contribution to the village."
The study looked at the body mass index of 5 to 17 year-old children and the neighbourhoods in which they lived.
Neighbourhood Watch is the best known and the most effective example of the community and police working in partnership to prevent crime, build safer communities and improve quality of life.
These are the issues which the residents of Peckham, and of many other similar neighbourhoods across Britain, have to contend with every day.
I saw them occasionally (and even writing this, I know I join the ranks of the 'saw them occasionally' crowd and wannabes -- every merchant in the neighbourhood having been quoted in the media about Kennedy buying a cup of take-out coffee, being a regular guy and a good tipper, several boasting black-framed photos of the deceased behind their cash registers) and am still halted in the street by tourists looking ('John John Junior, please?') for their doorway.
The kids around here are very active because there're so many parks around here and it's a really nice neighbourhood ...
The Cleveland area winners for the neighbourhood officer category and neighbourhood police community support officer category will nowbe put forward for the national Jane''s Police Review Awards.
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