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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following twenty-three and preceding twenty-five.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Four more than twenty: a cardinal numeral.
  • n. The number made up of four and twenty.
  • n. A symbol representing this number, as 24, XXIV, or xxiv.
  • n. plural In printing:
  • n. A form of composed type or plates containing twenty-four pages properly arranged for printing and folding in consecutive order.
  • n. A sheet of paper printed from a form arranged as above described.
  • n. A book made up of sections of twenty-four pages.

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

  • adj. being four more than twenty
  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-three and one


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