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position 12 in a countable series of things
one-twelfth, twelfth, twelfth part, duodecimaladjective
one part in twelve equal parts
coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position
One of twelve equal parts of a whole.
An interval equal to an octave plus a fifth
The ordinal form of the number twelve, describing a person or thing in position number 12 of a sequence.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Second after the tenth; the ordinal of twelve.
Etymology: twelfta , Saxon.
He found Elisha plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he with the twelfth. 1 Kings. xix. 9.
Supposing, according to the standard, five shillings were to weigh an ounce, wanting about sixteen grains, whereof one twelfth were copper, and eleven twelfths silver, it is plain here the quantity of silver gives the value. John Locke.
next in order after the eleventh; coming after eleven others; -- the ordinal of twelve
consisting, or being one of, twelve equal parts into which anything is divided
the quotient of a unit divided by twelve; one of twelve equal parts of one whole
the next in order after the eleventh
an interval comprising an octave and a fifth
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twelfth, adj. the last of twelve.—n. one of twelve equal parts: (mus.) a tone twelve diatonic degrees above or below a given tone.—ns. Twelfth′-cake, an ornamental cake partaken of on Twelfth-night; Twelfth′-day, -tide, the twelfth day after Christmas, the Epiphany; Twelfth′-night, the eve of Twelfth-day or evening before Epiphany. [A.S. twelfta—twelf.]
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The numerical value of twelfth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of twelfth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of twelfth in a Sentence
Overall, China managed to exceed its 35 GW set in the framework of the twelfth five-year plan, clearly demonstrating the political commitment.
Current king cake rituals in New Orleans evolved from the late 1800s when Mardi Gras Krewes( a term for parade and party organizing society groups) used King Cakes to choose queens and kings to preside over weekly balls, beginning with the Twelfth Night Ball.
The number of teachers arrested for child sex abuse is just the tip of the iceberg—much as it was for the Catholic Church prior to widespread exposure and investigation in the early 2000s, the best available academic research, published by the Department of Education, suggests that nearly 10% of public school students suffer from physical abuse between kindergarten and twelfth grade.
One fanciful tale traces it to Western European, pre-Christian societies in which whoever found a coin or bean in a special cake was crowned King for the year, whether the story was true or what you believe, Christians have long served King Cakes containing coins or gilded beans for the Feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night, a celebration of the visit of the three wise men — the Magi or Kings — to the infant Jesus 12 days after his birth.
King cake is to Mardi Gras as pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving — without it, the holiday just would not be the same ! Every table in every home, office, cafeteria and lounge will be graced by a king cake at some point between Twelfth Night on Jan. 6, and Fat Tuesday, when Lent begins.
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- on ikinciAzerbaijani
- dotzè, dotzenaCatalan, Valencian
- duodécimo, duodécimaSpanish
- kahdestoista, kahdestoistaosaFinnish
- douzième, douzeFrench
- tolfte, tolfdeWestern Frisian
- yn ghaa yeigoo, daa-yeigooManx
- douzyèmHaitian Creole
- duodecima, dodicesimoItalian
- მეთორმეტედი, მეთორმეტეGeorgian
- duodecimus, duodecimumLatin
- dvylikta, dvyliktos, dvyliktas, dvyliktiLithuanian
- kedua belasMalay
- naakitsʼáadah góneʼNavajo, Navaho
- décimo segundo, duodécimoPortuguese
- tolftedel, tolfteSwedish
- kumi na mbiliSwahili
- ikalabindalawa, panlabindalawaTagalog
- on ikinciTurkish
- một phần mười haiVietnamese
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