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"roughly" in British English

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roughlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈrʌf.li/
  • roughly adverb (NOT EXACTLY)

B2 approximately: There has been an ​increase of roughly 2.25 million. Roughly speaking, it's 2.25 million. We have roughly ​similartastes/roughly the same ​tastes.

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(Definition of roughly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roughly" in American English

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roughlyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈrʌf·li/
violently: He ​pushed the ​luggage roughly to the ​side.
approximately: The town’s ​population has roughly ​doubled.
(Definition of roughly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"roughly" in Business English

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roughlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈrʌfli/
not exactly: Roughly $104.8 million was ​spent on ​lotterytickets in 2006.
(Definition of roughly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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