twelve

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type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg; uses a tone row formed by the twelve semitones of the chromatic scale (and inverted or backward versions of the row) 12-tone music , 12-tone system , twelve-tone music , twelve-tone system
cardinal number that is the product of ten and twelve 120 , great hundred , long hundred
cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one 13 , baker's dozen , long dozen , thirteen , XIII
twelve dozen 144 , gross
Austrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935) Alban Berg , Berg
one of Christ's twelve disciples apostle
(Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel Benjamin
clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ bishop
one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year calendar month , month
(law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeal circuit
one of the twelve federal United States courts of appeals that cover a group of states known as a `circuit' circuit court of appeals
one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face court card , face card , picture card
twelve-sided polygon dodecagon
polygon, twelve-sided dodecagon
any polyhedron having twelve plane faces dodecahedron
positional system of numeration that uses duodecimal digits and a radix of twelve duodecimal number system , duodecimal system
twelve, concerning duodecimal , duodenary
one part in twelve equal parts duodecimal , one-twelfth , twelfth , twelfth part
twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus Epiphany , Epiphany of Our Lord , January 6 , Three Kings' Day , Twelfth day
division of the scale based on an octave that is divided into twelve exactly equal semitones equal temperament
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