Definitions

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  • adj. The ordinal form of the number twenty-two.
  • n. The person or thing in the twenty-second position.
  • n. One of twenty-two equal parts of a whole.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, a tone distant three octaves from a given tone, or the interval between two such tones; a triple octave.

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

  • adj. coming next after the twenty-first in position

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Examples

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  • Who speculated about life in the twenty-second century, let alone the next millennium, before throwing groovy into the recycling bin?

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  • It was their twenty-second anniversary, and they were out by themselves.

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  • They ended up twenty-fifth and twenty-second respectively.

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  • Then, on November twenty-second, our union, Local 25, voted for a general strike and shirtwaist workers all across the city walked out.

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  • A bit of home arrived in the small package I received around my twenty-second birthday.

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  • β€œMen,” he said, his voice rich with authority, β€œ10: 16,76 and B paragraph 19 of the twenty-second edition.”

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  • He was on the twenty-second floor of Canapia Ltd., and had just watched the chickens pass through sliding glass doors which were marked: Canapia Laboratory.

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  • The junior of the party is Mr. Bruce, who completed his twenty-second year on Saturday last, and can claim an advantage in point of age of her comrade and great chum, though only to the extent of nine months.

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  • It was on the twenty-second floor of a sixties apartment block.

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  • A triple octave. In a musical scale 3x8=22. Try it on your piano.

    January 3, 2013