Twelfth meaning

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Twelfth is the one after the eleventh, or is 1/12 of anything that is divided into 12 equal parts.

If a pie is cut into twelve pieces and you are given one of the pieces, this is an example of when you are given a twelfth.

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The definition of twelfth is something that is preceded by eleven others.

If there are 11 people in front of you, this is an example of a time when you are the twelfth.

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The ordinal number matching the number 12 in a series.
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One of 12 equal parts.
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Preceded by eleven others in a series; 12th.
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Designating any of the twelve equal parts of something.
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The one following the eleventh.
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Any of the twelve equal parts of something;112
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In the twelfth place, rank, group, etc.
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(ordinal) The ordinal form of the number twelve, describing a person or thing in position number 12 of a sequence.

The answer appears on the twelfth page of the book.

She finished twelfth in the race.

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(fractional) One of twelve equal parts of a whole.

A twelfth of 240 is 20.

Five twelfths of the population voted in support of the proposal.

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(music) An interval equal to an octave plus a fifth.
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Origin of twelfth

Middle English twelfthe alteration of Old English twelfta dwo- in Indo-European roots