more or less

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more or less (not comparable)

  1. Approximately.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:approximately
    There are hundred people in the room, more or less.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 5:
      The sporophyte foot is also characteristic: it is very broad and more or less lenticular or disciform, as broad or broader than the calyptra stalk [] , and is sessile on the calyptra base []
  2. Almost.
    I've more or less guaranteed myself a top mark in my final exams.


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