Definition of on the order of in English:

on the order of

Translate on the order of into Spanish

phrase

mainly North American
  • 1Approximately.

    ‘it's a small fee, on the order of $10’
    • ‘Private economists at Goldman Sachs expect the deficits will be on the order of $300 to $375 billion.’
    • ‘Even if economic output shrinks by 2 % this quarter, productivity would still grow on the order of 2 %.’
    • ‘The pack's annual operating budget is on the order of $2000.’
    • ‘If drugs were sold in a competitive market, and the government funded research, the savings would be on the order of $120 billion a year.’
    • ‘Fahrenheit 9/11 has sold something on the order of 13 million tickets.’
    • ‘The whole operation appears to have cost on the order of $500,000.’
    • ‘Her appearance fee was on the order of 10,000 yuan or more.’
    • ‘Agricultural subsidies cost something on the order of $1 billion a day in Western countries.’
    • ‘The percentage of people who are university graduates in this country is still on the order of perhaps 25 percent of the adult population.’
    • ‘Some estimates put the total cost of the storm, including both property damage and economic losses, on the order of $100 billion.’
  • 2Along the lines of; similar to.

    ‘singers on the order of Janis Joplin’
    • ‘While not a classic on the order of 1991, this was a memorable World Series, filled with some strange and often surreal moments.’
    • ‘Mitchell grew up in a home where people on the order of Thornton Wilder, Dylan Thomas and T.S. Eliot came to visit.’
    • ‘Winkler's film seems to aspire to a quirky social commentary on the order of American Beauty.’
    • ‘I don't think the current malaise is a catastrophe on the order of Black Monday.’