doceavo

USAGE NOTE
The ordinal use of this word is non-standard in the senses shown in 3) & 5).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (fraction)
a. twelfth
Una onza troy es igual a un doceavo de libra.A troy ounce is equivalent to one twelfth of a pound.
2. (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
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ordinal number)
a. twelfth
La doceava en llegar al final fue Sonia.Sonia was the twelfth to make it to the finish line.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (fraction)
a. twelfth (ordinal)
Para calcular la doceava parte, divide la cantidad por 12.To calculate a twelfth, divide the amount by 12.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ordinal number)
a. twelfth
Con este último éxito, la actriz recibe su doceavo premio.With this latest success, the actress wins her twelfth award.
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doceavo
doceavo
adjective
twelfth
1 (numeral) twelfth
2 (Tipografía)
en doceavo in duodecimo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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