[ fawr-tee-eyt ]
/ ˈfɔr tiˈeɪt /


a cardinal number, 40 plus 8.
a symbol for this number, as 48 or XLVIII.
a set of this many persons or things.
the forty-eight, the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.


amounting to 48 in number. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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