grosso modo

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See also: grossomodo

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grossō modō.

Adverb[edit]

grosso modo (comparative more grosso modo, superlative most grosso modo)

  1. roughly, circa or approximately
    • 1980. Henry Mehlberg, Robert Sonné Cohen. Time, Causality, and the Quantum Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of Science. p. 211.
      The fact that event B takes place in the interval separating events A and C has an invariant significance, which may be expressed grosso modo by saying that events which are closer together have more effects in common.
    • 1985. Edward W. Said. Orientalism Reconsidered. Cultural Critique, 1, pp. 94-95.
      Still others criticize Orientalism for falsifying the nature of Islam: these are, grosso modo, the fundamentalists.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grossō modō.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

grosso modo

  1. roughly, circa or approximately

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grossō modō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

grosso modo

  1. roughly, circa, approximately
    Synonyms: à peu près, approximativement, environ
    • 1999, Anna Gavalda, “Permission”, in Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part, →ISBN:
      [] L'autre lui disait grosso modo que c'était pas la peine étant donné qu'il allait se trimballer son paquet d'emmerdements avec lui.
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Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

grosso modo

  1. Alternative form of grossomodo

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Adverbial locution, from grossus (approximate) + modus (way, method).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

grossō modō (not comparable)

  1. roughly, circa, approximately
  2. coarsely