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twelfth

 (twĕlfth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number 12 in a series.
2. One of 12 equal parts.

[Middle English twelfthe, alteration of Old English twelfta; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

twelfth adv. & adj.

twelfth

(twɛlfθ)
adj
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. coming after the eleventh in number or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of twelve: often written 12th
b. (as noun): the twelfth of the month.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of 12 equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
b. (as modifier): a twelfth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by 12 ()
3. (Music, other) music
a. an interval of one octave plus a fifth
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
c. an organ stop sounding a note one octave and a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed
[from Old English twelfta]

twelfth

(twɛlfθ)

adj.
1. next after the eleventh; being the ordinal number for 12.
2. being one of 12 equal parts.
n.
3. a twelfth part, esp. of one (1/12).
4. the twelfth member of a series.
[before 900; Middle English twelfthe, twelfte, Old English twelfta=twelf twelve + -ta -th2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twelfth - position 12 in a countable series of thingstwelfth - position 12 in a countable series of things
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.twelfth - one part in twelve equal parts
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
Adj.1.twelfth - coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in positiontwelfth - coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations
الثاني عَشَرالثَّانِي عَشَرَجُزْء من 12
dvanáctýdvanáctina
tolvte
kaheteistkümnes
kahdestoista
dvanaesti
tizenkettediktizenkettedrész
tólfti
十二番目の
열두 번째의
duodecimus
dvanástinadvanásty
dvanajstidvanajstina
tolfte
ลำดับที่สิบสอง
on ikincionikide bir1/1212.nci
thứ mười hai

twelfth

[twelfθ]
A. ADJduodécimo
B. N (in series) → duodécimo/a m/f; (= fraction) → doceavo m
see fifth for usage
C. CPD Twelfth Night NDía m de Reyes, Reyes mpl

twelfth

[ˈtwɛlfθ]
adj
(in order, series)douzième
the twelfth floor → le douzième étage
(date) the twelfth of August → le douze août
n (= fraction) → douzième mtwelfth-grader [ˌtwɛlfθˈgreɪdər] nélève mf de terminaleTwelfth Night nla fête des Rois

twelfth

adjzwölfte(r, s); a twelfth partein Zwölftel nt
n (in series) → Zwölfte(r, s); (= fraction)Zwölftel nt ? also sixth

twelfth

[twɛlfθ]
1. adjdodicesimo/a
2. n (in series) → dodicesimo/a; (fraction) → dodicesimo
for usage see fifth

twelve

(twelv) noun
1. the number or figure 12.
2. the age of 12.
adjective
1. 12 in number.
2. aged 12.
twelve-
having twelve (of something). a twelve-week delay.
ˈtwelfth (-fθ) noun
1. one of twelve equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of twelve (people, things etc); (the) next after the eleventh.
ˈtwelve-year-old noun
a person or animal who is twelve years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is twelve years old.

twelfth

الثَّانِي عَشَرَ dvanáctý tolvte zwölfter δωδέκατος duodécimo kahdestoista douzième dvanaesti dodicesimo 十二番目の 열두 번째의 twaalfde tolvte dwunasty décimo segundo двенадцатый tolfte ลำดับที่สิบสอง on ikinci thứ mười hai 第十二的
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