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Spanish translation of “third”

third

noun /θəːd/
one of three equal parts
tercio
a third of the population.
( also adjective ) the last of three (people, things etc); the next after the second
tercero
the third person in the queue.
thirdly adverb in the third place
en tercer lugar
Firstly, I haven’t enough money. Secondly, I’m too old and thirdly, it’s raining.
third-class adjective, adverb of or in the class next after or below the second
de tercera clase
They were looked upon as third-class citizens.
third degree noun a severe method of questioning people, sometimes using torture etc
interrogatorio exhaustivo, (someter a alguien) al tercer grado
The police gave him the third degree.
third party noun a third person who is not directly involved in an action, contract etc
tercero
Was there a third party present when the two of you agreed to the sale?
third-rate adjective of very bad quality
de baja categoría, de poca monta
a third-rate performance.
the Third World noun the developing countries, those not part of or aligned with the two main powers
el Tercer Mundo
the needs of the Third World.
(Definition of third from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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