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dozen

noun [C], determiner uk   /ˈdʌz.ən/ us  
B1 twelve: a dozen eggs This recipe makes three dozen cookies. Could you get me half a dozen (= six) eggs when you go to the shop?informal I've spoken to him dozens of (= many) times, but I still don't know his name! The refugees arrived by the dozen/in their dozens (= in large numbers).Groups of things according to number
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