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ballpark

or ball park

[ bawl-pahrk ]
/ ˈbɔlˌpɑrk /
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noun

a tract of land where ball games, especially baseball, are played.
a baseball stadium.

adjective

Informal. being an approximation, based on an educated guess: Give me a ballpark figure on our total expenses for next year.

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Idioms for ballpark

    in the ballpark, Informal. within reasonable, acceptable, or expected limits: The price may go up another $10, but that's still in the ballpark.

Origin of ballpark

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; ball1 + park
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British Dictionary definitions for ballpark

ballpark
/ (ˈbɔːlˌpɑːk) /

noun

US and Canadian a stadium used for baseball games
informal
  1. approximate rangein the right ballpark
  2. (as modifier)a ballpark figure
informal a situation; state of affairsit's a whole new ballpark for him
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