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Meaning of twenty-two

twen•ty-two

Pronunciation: (twen'tē-t', twun'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardinal number, 20 plus 2.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 22 or XXII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. See
—adj.
  1. amounting to 22 in number.

.22

Pronunciation: (twen'tē-t', twun'-), [key]
— pl. .22s, .22's.
  1. a rifle or pistol using a cartridge .22 inch in diameter and of varying length.
  2. the cartridge itself.
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