Definition of in the region of in English:

in the region of


  • Approximately.

    ‘annual sales in the region of $30 million’
    • ‘The factory employs in the region of 100 people, many of them on work visas from Brazil and other places.’
    • ‘The work that remains to be done in the church will cost in the region of €6,000.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the region of 60 paintings will be on display by local artists.’
    • ‘Mr. Stokes stated that the cost would be in the region of £4,900 and that it may be possible.’
    • ‘It is estimated that the average Irish household now has in the region of 4.5 television sets per house.’
    • ‘Over the last number of years the annual expenditure on the Rose was somewhere in the region of 1.2 million.’
    • ‘He was atrocious off the tee and missed something in the region of twelve fairways in the thirty-six hole decider.’
    • ‘The spillage that occurred recently was in the region of five tonnes.’
    • ‘The operation is extensive and looks set to cost somewhere in the region of €1.5 million.’
    • ‘There was in the region of 350 people there on the night making it a very successful night for the primary school.’
    approximately, about, around, roughly, in the neighbourhood of, in the area of, of the order of, something like, some, round about, close to, near to, just about, practically, more or less
    or so, or thereabouts, there or thereabouts, give or take a few, plus or minus a few, give or take a bit, in round numbers
    not far off, nearly, almost, approaching
    getting on for
    as near as dammit to
    in the ballpark of
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