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Meaning of forty-eighth

for•ty-eighth

Pronunciation: (fôr'tē ātth', -āth'), [key]
— adj.
  1. next after the forty-seventh; being the ordinal number for 48.
  2. being one of 48 equal parts.
—n.
  1. a forty-eighth part, esp. of one ().
  2. the forty-eighth member of a series.
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