twelfth

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adjective
  1. next after the eleventh; being the ordinal number for 12.

  2. being one of 12 equal parts.

noun
  1. a twelfth part, especially of one (1/12).

  2. the twelfth member of a series.

Origin of twelfth

1
before 900; Middle English twelfthe, twelfte,Old English twelfta, equivalent to twelftwelve + -ta-th2

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British Dictionary definitions for twelfth

twelfth

/ (twɛlfθ) /


adjective
  1. (usually prenominal)

    • coming after the eleventh in number or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of twelve: often written 12th

    • (as noun): the twelfth of the month

noun
    • one of 12 equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc

    • (as modifier): a twelfth part

  1. the fraction equal to one divided by 12 (1/12)

  1. music

    • an interval of one octave plus a fifth

    • one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other

    • an organ stop sounding a note one octave and a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed

Origin of twelfth

1
from Old English twelfta

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