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Meaning of twelve

twelve

Pronunciation: (twelv), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardinal number, 10 plus 2.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 12 or XII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. the 12 apostles chosen by Christ.
—adj.
  1. amounting to 12 in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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