plus or minus
I. adjective Date: 1926 indicating a quantity whose algebraically positive and negative values serve to bracket a range of values either alone or when added to and subtracted from a given number <
measured with an accuracy of plus or minus 3 feet
a mummy aged 3500 plus or minus 150 years
II. adverb Date: 1849 more or less, approximately <
a dance for singles plus or minus age 30

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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