ninety-eight

adjective
being eight more than ninety
Syn: ↑98, ↑xcviii
Similar to: ↑cardinal

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I. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: being one more than 97 in number

ninety-eight years

— see number table
II. pronoun, plural in construction
: ninety-eight countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated

ninety-eight are here

ninety-eight were found

III. noun
1. : eight and 90 : two times 49 : seven times 14
2.
a. : 98 units or objects

a total of ninety-eight

b. : a group or set of 98
3. : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 98

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/nuyn"tee ayt"/, n.
1. a cardinal number, 90 plus 8.
2. a symbol for this number, as 98 or XCVIII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
adj.
4. amounting to 98 in number.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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