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- The cardinal number forty-two.
The number 42 is often given as a joking answer to or meaning of life, the universe, and everything, and is sometimes used as a metasyntactic variable in programming where a number is desired instead of a string, in reference to the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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