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English definition of “roughly”

roughly

adverb (NOT EXACTLY)    /ˈrʌf.li/
B2 approximately: There has been an increase of roughly 2.25 million. Roughly speaking, it's 2.25 million. We have roughly similar tastes/roughly the same tastes.Approximate
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