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twelfth

ordinal number uk   /twelfθ/ us  
12th written as a word: Our next meeting is on the twelfth (of May).

twelfth

noun [C] uk   /twelfθ/ us  
one of twelve equal parts of something: An inch is one twelfth of a foot.
Translations of “twelfth”
in Korean 열두 번째, 12번째…
in Arabic الثاني عَشَر…
in Portuguese duodécimo…
in Catalan dotzè…
in Japanese (12th の文字表記)12番目の, 第12の…
in Italian dodicesimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第十二(的)…
in Russian двенадцатый…
in Turkish onikinci…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第十二(的)…
in Polish dwunasty…
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