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Synonyms of region in English:


  • the western region of the country
    British informalpatch
  • Phrases

    in the region of

    a population in the region of 1,400
    approximately, about, around, roughly, in the neighbourhood of, in the area of, of the order of, something like, some, round about, close to, near to, just about, practically, more or less;
    or so, or thereabouts, there or thereabouts, give or take a few, plus or minus a few, give or take a bit, in round numbers;
    not far off, nearly, almost, approaching;
    British getting on for;
    informalas near as dammit to
    North American informalin the ballpark of

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