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forty-second

EnglishEdit

NumeralEdit

forty-second

  1. (ordinal) The ordinal form of the number forty-two, describing a person or thing in position number 42 of a sequence.
    The answer appears on the forty-second page of the book.
    She finished forty-second in the race.

Usage notesEdit

English ordinal numbers may function as either an adjective or as a noun, and almost never appear in the plural.

AbbreviationsEdit

NounEdit

forty-second (plural forty-seconds)

  1. (fractional) One of forty-two equal parts of a whole.
    A forty-second of 840 is 20.