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dozen

noun [C], determiner uk   /ˈdʌz.ən/ us  
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 refugees arrived by the dozen/in their dozens (= in large numbers).
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in Korean 다스, 12개짜리 한 묶음…
in Arabic دُزَيْنة, دَستة (مصر)…
in French douzaine…
in Turkish düzine…
in Italian dozzina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十二個,一打…
in Russian дюжина…
in Polish tuzin…
in Spanish docena…
in Portuguese dúzia…
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…
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