long hundred

the cardinal number that is the product of ten and twelve
Syn: ↑great hundred, ↑120
Hypernyms: ↑large integer

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: a unit of quantity for countable objects (as fish) equal to 120 objects or to some other number larger than 100

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long hundred see under ↑hundred
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