Definition of fifty-six

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 55 in number fifty-six years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of fifty-six (Entry 2 of 3)

: 56 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated fifty-six are here fifty-six were found


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Definition of fifty-six (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : six and 50 : four times 14 : seven times eight
2a : 56 units or objects a total of fifty-six
b : a group or set of 56
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 56
4 : the 56th in a set or series

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