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Meaning of “ballpark” in the English Dictionary

"ballpark" in British English

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ballparknoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɔːl.pɑːk/  us   /ˈbɑːl.pɑːrk/ US

ballparkadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈbɔːl.pɑːk/  us   /ˈbɑːl.pɑːrk/ US
A ballpark ​estimate or figure is a ​number that is a ​guess, but one that you ​believe is near the ​correctnumber: We'll have to go away and ​cost this ​carefully, but as a ballpark figure I'd say that it'll be about two million ​dollars.
(Definition of ballpark from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ballpark" in American English

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ballparknoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɔl·pɑrk/
  • ballpark noun [C] (PLACE FOR SPORTS)

a ​largestructureenclosing a ​field on which ​games, esp. ​baseballgames, are ​played
  • ballpark noun [C] (ACCEPTABLE RANGE)

an ​acceptablerange in the ​amount or ​number of something when you do not ​know or cannot ​agree on an ​exactamount or ​number: I’d ​sell the ​house for $500,000, but his ​offer isn’t ​even in the ballpark. A ballpark ​figure of $3,000 would be ​realistic.
(Definition of ballpark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ballpark" in Business English

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ballparknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbɔːlpɑːk/
be in the same ballpark to be of a similar ​amount or at a similar ​level: The monthly ​costs of ​cable and ​satelliteservice are generally in the same ballpark for comparable ​packages.
be in the (right) ballpark to be ​close to the ​correctamount: Accounts receivable may be less than the ​printednumbers, but they're in the ​right ballpark.

ballparkadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbɔːlpɑːk/
a ballpark ​cost or ​figure is a ​number that is a guess, but that you believe is near the ​correctnumber: Do you have a ballpark ​figure of what the ​taxincreases will be? a ballpark ​estimate
(Definition of ballpark from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ballpark”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指)棒球场…
in Turkish beyzbol alanı, sahası…
in Russian бейсбольный стадион…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指)棒球場…
in Polish stadion baseballowy…
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