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twenty-third

[ twen-tee-thurd, twuhn- ]
/ ˈtwɛn tiˈθɜrd, ˈtwʌn- /
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adjective

next after the twenty-second; being the ordinal number for 23.
being one of 23 equal parts.

noun

a twenty-third part, especially of one (1/23).
the twenty-third member of a series.

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