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third

ordinal number [S] uk   /θɜːd/ us    /θɝːd/
A2 3rd written as a word: the third road on the right the third time "What's the date today?" "It's the third (of July)." She was/came third in the competition.
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noun [C] uk   /θɜːd/ us    /θɝːd/

third noun [C] (PART)

B2 one of three equal parts of something: He cut the cake into thirds (= three equal parts).

third noun [C] (QUALIFICATION)

( also third-class degree) [C] an undergraduate degree from a university in the UK and some other countries that is below a second-class degree
Translations of “third”
in Korean 셋째의…
in Arabic الثّالِث…
in French tiers, troisième…
in Turkish üçüncü…
in Italian terzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第三(的)…
in Russian третий…
in Polish trzeci…
in Spanish tercio, tercero…
in Portuguese terceiro…
in German das Drittel, der/die/das Dritte, dritt…
in Catalan tercer…
in Japanese (3rd の文字表記)3番目の, 第3の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第三(的)…
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