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October

noun [C or U] uk   /ɒkˈtəʊ.bər/  us   /ɑːkˈtoʊ.bɚ/ (written abbreviation Oct.)
A1 the tenth month of the year, after September and before November: We have an open evening in October which you are welcome to attend. Hallowe'en is on 31 October. We're going to Madrid next October.
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in Arabic الشَّهر العاشِر مِن السَّنة (أكتوبر, تِشْرين الأوَّل)…
in Korean 10월, 시월…
in Malaysian Oktober…
in French octobre…
in Turkish ekim, ekim ayı…
in Italian ottobre…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十月…
in Russian октябрь…
in Polish październik…
in Vietnamese tháng mười…
in Spanish octubre…
in Portuguese outubro…
in Thai เดือนตุลาคม…
in German der Oktober…
in Catalan octubre…
in Japanese 10月…
in Indonesian Oktober…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十月…
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