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“roughly” in British English

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roughlyadverb

uk /ˈrʌf.li/ 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 similar tastes/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/

roughly adverb [ not gradable ] (VIOLENTLY)

violently:

He pushed the luggage roughly to the side.

roughly adverb [ not gradable ] (NOT EXACTLY)

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 /ˈrʌfli/ us

not exactly:

Roughly $104.8 million was spent on lottery tickets in 2006.

(Definition of “roughly” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)