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"dozen" in British English

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dozennoun [C], determiner

uk   us   /ˈdʌz.ən/
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 ​supermarket?informal I've ​spoken to him dozens of (= many)times, but I still don't ​know his ​name! The ​refugeesarrived by the dozen/in ​their dozens (= in ​largenumbers).

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(Definition of dozen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dozen" in American English

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dozennoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʌz·ən/
a ​group or ​collection of twelve: a dozen ​eggs I ​broughthome a ​half dozen/​half a dozen (= six)eggs.
(Definition of dozen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dozen" in Business English

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dozennoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʌzən/ ( abbreviation doz.)
a ​group of twelve things: Most ​people know only a few big-name ​insurers but there are about two dozen.
dozens [plural] a large but not ​exactnumber: She ​coordinates the ​work of dozens of ​employees.
dozen
adjective
The ​tableshowsaverage basic ​salaries in the ​top dozen countries.
(Definition of dozen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dozen”
in Korean 다스, 12개짜리 한 묶음…
in Arabic دُزَيْنة, دَستة (مصر)…
in Malaysian dozen…
in French douzaine…
in Russian дюжина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十二個,一打…
in Italian dozzina…
in Turkish düzine…
in Polish tuzin…
in Spanish docena…
in Vietnamese tá…
in Portuguese dúzia…
in Thai หนึ่งโหล…
in German das Dutzend…
in Catalan dotzena…
in Japanese ダース, 12(個、人など)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十二个,一打…
in Indonesian lusin…
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