Definitions

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  • n. The ordinal form of the number thirty-two, describing a person or thing in position number 32 of a sequence.
  • n. One of thirty-two equal parts of a whole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being one of thirty-two equal parts into which anything is divided.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Second in order after the thirtieth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. the ordinal number of thirty-two in counting order
  • n. one part in thirty-two equal parts

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Examples

  • But in his own thirty-second spot released Saturday, Critz denies he was ever a supporter of health care reform.

    Pennsylvania Democrat denies supporting health care reform

  • One delight after another, 31 in all, with a thirty-second tucked into the author's introduction.

    Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman: Book summary

  • The Tea Party favorite suggested that she was under the impression the thirty-second spot was never supposed to run.

    Christine O'Donnell On Witch Ad: 'That Is My Mistake' (VIDEO)

  • Released by the Coalition for Constitutional Values, a liberal advocacy group, the thirty-second spot is largely biographical, featuring still photos of Kagan paired with text graphics detailing major milestones and accomplishments in the high court hopeful's life.

    Ad supporting Kagan hits airwaves

  • In a much less significant but even more drastic departure from original values, Google sponsored a thirty-second ad during the 2010 Super Bowl.

    In the Plex

  • The thirty-second spot features a series of ticking clocks, before the voiceover begins: "To our millions of customers, who never stopped believing this day would come...thank you," it says, before flashing the Apple logo, the Verizon logo, and then, in Verizon red and Apple's custom font, the kicker--It Begins.

    Verizon's First iPhone Ad Doesn't Include An iPhone

  • But if I come second or thirty-second to your bed, Cat, I shall consider myself lucky.

    Earl of Durkness

  • I thought the on nights where everything out of my mouth was gold or I picked up some bitchy model or got a thirty-second tonguedown were “nimbus nights.”

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • After the first two weeks, only a single ad in the entire barrage would be positive, a thirty-second spot during the Super Bowl broadcast featuring the president wishing good luck to both teams and their fans.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • It especially stood out considering how Bones usually zips along (my girlfriend, the expert, noted that scenes usually shift at what feels like thirty-second intervals.)

    'Bones' recap: The prodigy son | EW.com

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