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forty-eighth

[fawr-tee-eytth, -eyth] /ˈfɔr tiˈeɪtθ, -ˈeɪθ/
adjective
1.
next after the forty-seventh; being the ordinal number for 48.
2.
being one of 48 equal parts.
noun
3.
a forty-eighth part, especially of one (1/48).
4.
the forty-eighth member of a series.
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