forty-second

adjective

Definition of forty-second

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being number 42 in a countable series the forty-second day — see Table of Numbers
2 : being one of 42 equal parts into which something is divisible a forty-second share of the money

forty-second

noun
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Definition of forty-second (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : number 42 in a countable series
2 : the quotient of a unit divided by 42 : one of 42 equal parts of something one forty-second of the total

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“Forty-second.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forty-second. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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