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in the region of (some amount)

Approximately some amount; close to some amount. We're going to have to spend in the region of $20,000 for this renovation. Businesses can expect to earn in the region of 10% on their initial investment after a year.
See also: of, region

(somewhere) in the neighborhood of something

Fig. approximately a particular amount or measurement. I take somewhere in the neighborhood of ten pills a day for my various ailments. My rent is in the neighborhood of $700 per month.
See also: neighborhood, of

in the neighborhood of

Also, in the region of. Approximately, about, as in They paid in the neighborhood of a million dollars, or I don't know exactly what the exchange rate is-somewhere in the region of 95 yen to the dollar . The first expression dates from the mid-1800s, the variant from the mid-1900s.
See also: neighborhood, of

in the region of

approximately: He earns somewhere in the region of €50 000.
See also: of, region
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This brain region helps a person read by converting each letter in a word to the sound it represents.
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The second chapter identifies the physical setting, geology, climate changes, natural resources and human geography, along with critically examining existing artificial boundaries and creations that in many cases divide the region in unexplainable ways.
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