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English definition of “third”

third

noun [C] (PART)    /θɜːd/ US  /θɝːd/
B2 one of three equal parts of something: He cut the cake into thirds (= three equal parts).Words meaning parts of things
(Definition of third noun (PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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