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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.
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of the order of (some amount)

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

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
References in classic literature ?
Those who are responsible for the third degree of the Order of the Yellow Crayon, and for your Majesty's ignorance concerning its existence, have trifled with the destiny of the greatest sovereign of modern times."
Walder has consented to the issuance of the order of prohibition.
Although parity-violating asymmetries of the order of a few percent had earlier been observed in polarized neutron capture, the idea was not pursued further.
Current honours (excluding awards in the personal gift of the Queen): Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB).
Many researchers in developmental psychology assume that the human brain is unable to facilitate memory of the order of a few items or actions, presented one after the other, until around age 1.
The Board will, however, direct that OCC Enforcement Counsel serve a copy of the Order of Prohibition on the Respondent by various means, including by certified mail to his last known address, which does not appear in the current record.