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  • adjective one more than twenty-two; denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-three items or units; -- representing the number twenty-three as Arabic numerals.

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  • noun The cardinal number twenty-three.

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  • adjective being three more than twenty
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-two and one

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  • Michael Jordan's most famous jersey number.

    Also used by some Italian young, young teenagers as a coded message meaning TI AMO ("I love you"; 2-3 letters). UGH.

    October 5, 2008

  • Michael Jordan is in love with an Italian teenager?

    October 5, 2008

  • According to Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball, the number of high-profile political sex scandals that have occurred since the Monica Lewinsky affair in 1988. That we know about, anyway.

    EDIT: Now including this handy visual aid!

    June 26, 2009

  • psst... skipvia, the Lewinsky thing was in 1998, wasn't it?

    June 29, 2009

  • Oops...right, c_b. 1988 would have put this in the Regan administration, and as we all know there was no hint of any kind of scandal during those years, unless of course you count illegally and covertly selling arms to Iran to illegally and covertly finance a revolution in Central America. At least there was no sex going on.

    June 29, 2009

  • That's right! Er... except for Gary Hart.

    June 30, 2009