Posted by Bob on January 12, 2005
In Reply to: On the order of? posted by SR on January 12, 2005
: : What does the phrase "Of the order of" mean?
: If you mean "on the order of," it means similar to, or as an example of.
I would agree, and say that "order" in this case refers to "order of magnitude," so that something is similar, specifically similar in size and scope.