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Approximately, especially alluding to a number, as in Four hundred or so guests are invited. [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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adverb
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party" [syn: approximately
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