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plus or minus

1. Indicating a margin above and below a certain level. The margin of error is plus or minus three points, so we're still comfortably ahead of the national average. As the report is outside of the plus or minus 2 percent tolerance threshold, the bank has decided not to go through with the deal.
2. Approximately; roughly. There were maybe 20 people there, plus or minus. You'll need plus or minus 200 feet of cable if you want to reach the other side of the house.
3. With or without. Used especially in reference to medical treatments. Our current go-to treatment is a full course of chemotherapy, plus or minus an antiemetic depending on patient tolerance.
See also: minus, plus

plus-minus

more or less; roughly. South African
1992 Weekend Post He expected ‘plus-minus’ 1000 files would eventually be forwarded for ‘possible prosecution’.
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Today's Chanakya too forecast about 123 seats for the Congress, with a plus-minus of 12.
However, Today's Chanakya has stuck out its neck to say that the Congress would have it easy with 125 seats (plus-minus 12 seats) while the BJP is expected to get about 103 (plus-minus 12).
It has a sampling error margin of plus-minus 2.5 percent for national percentages, plus-minus 4 percent for Balance Luzon, and plus-minus 6 percent each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Tenders are invited for Polymide Backed Uniform Muscovite-Kapton Mica Tape Size , Thickness 0.1Mm Plus Minus Plus-Minus 0.03Mm X Width 25Mm Plus Minus Plus-Minus 0.5Mm X Length - 30 Mtrs Plus Minus Plus-Minus 1Mt, As Per Rdso Specn.No.
It has sampling error margins of plus-minus 2.5 percent for national percentages, plus-minus 4 percent for Balance Luzon, and plus-minus 6 percent each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The Plus-Minus grade policy was adopted by the Faculty Assembly, the Academic Provost, and the Board of Trustees of the College and was implemented in the fall of 2004.
The advent of plus-minus grading had no effect on the average grade earned by students at the college.
Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Impact of Plus-Minus Grading: A Management Department Perspective.
It has a sampling error margin of plus-minus 3 percent for national percentages, plus-minus 4 percent for Balance Luzon, and plus-minus 6 percent for the rest of the areas.
Clw/Es/T-29., Rated Primary Voltage 415 Volt Plus-Minus - 5 Percent , Rated Secondary Voltage 110 Volt Plus-Minus - 5 Percent , Rated Frequency - 50 C/S.
Tenders are invited for Manufacture And Supply Of Fibre Glass-Cloth Carrier Reinforcement As Per Is: 11273 : 1992 Clause 4.5 Type C For The Properties Not Covered Below: A Nominal Weight : 360 Plus -Minus 36 Gm/ Sq.M B Nominal Thickness : 300 Plus-Minus 30 Microns C Construction: Ends Per Inch : 15.5 Plus-Minus 2.5 Percent Picks Weave Per Inch : 14 Plus-Minus 2.5 Percent Plain D Binder: The Glass Roving Shall Contain A Sizing Agent To Facilitate Weaving And To Impart High Wet Strength Tom Liners, Bushes/ Sleeves And End-Posts.