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On the order of?

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.
: SR

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.