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Definition of third ordinal number from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

third

 ordinal number
ordinal number
NAmE//θərd//
 
 
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  • 3rd There are examples of how to use ordinal numbers at the entry for fifth.
  • Idioms
    third time is the charm
     
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    used when you have failed to do something twice and hope that you will succeed the third time
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: third