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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. twelfth
Con este último éxito, la actriz recibe su doceavo premio.With this latest success, the actress wins her twelfth award.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (fraction)
a. twelfth
Una onza troy es igual a un doceavo de libra.A troy ounce is equivalent to one twelfth of a pound.
3. (format)
a. duodecimo
La editorial decidió publicar la serie de novelas en doceavo.The publisher decided to publish the series of novels in duodecimo.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (ordinal number)
a. twelfth
La doceava en llegar al final fue Sonia.Sonia was the twelfth to make it to the finish line.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (in a series)
a. twelfth
Y doceavo, apaguen las luces al salir del edificio.And twelfth, switch off the lights when leaving the building.
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1 (numeral) twelfth
2 (Tipografía)
en doceavo in duodecimo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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