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adv. 1 approximately 2 almost

more or less

adv. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party" [syn: approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, around, or so]

More or Less

More or Less may refer to:

  • More or Less (radio programme), a UK programme focusing on numbers and statistics
  • More or Less (puzzle), an alternate name for the logic puzzle Futoshiki
  • More or Less (pricing game), a pricing game on the game show The Price Is Right
  • "More or Less", a song by Screaming Trees from Sweet Oblivion
  • "More or Less", a song by Talib Kweli from Eardrum
More or Less (radio programme)

More or Less is a BBC Radio 4 programme about numbers and statistics. The programme often presents statistical issues which pertain to topics in the news.

The programme was started in 2001 by Andrew Dilnot as a one-off series of six programmes. The positive response to the show led to it becoming a regular programme, first with two series a year and since the winter series of 2008–2009, with three.

As well as the thirty minute Radio 4 show there is also a ten minute BBC World Service show that runs throughout the year. Both appear on the show's podcast stream. The World Service show repeats items from Radio 4 and has original material when the Radio 4 show is off air.

Since October 2007 the show has been presented by Tim Harford.

Usage examples of "more or less".

Garrison never succeeds in getting fired, but common sense more or less prevails.

Under the muted lights, red and blue as well as white, more than a dozen couples were engaged more or less actively in various aspects of amorous behavior.