forty-eighth

adjective

Definition of forty-eighth 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being number 48 in a countable series the forty-eighth day — see Table of Numbers

2 : being one of 48 equal parts into which something is divisible a forty-eighth share of the total

forty-eighth

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Definition of forty-eighth (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : number 48 in a countable series

2 : the quotient of a unit divided by 48 : one of 48 equal parts of something one forty-eighth of the total

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