As numerals the difference between twelve and three
is that
twelve is the cardinal number occurring after eleven and before thirteen, represented in arabic numerals as 12 and in roman numerals as xii while
three is (cardinal) a numerical value after two and before four represented in arabic digits as ; this many dots (•••).
As nouns the difference between twelve and three
is that
twelve is a group of twelve items while
three is the digit/figure 3.
twelve Alternative forms
* Arabic numerals:
* Roman numerals: XII
Numeral
( head)
The cardinal number occurring after eleven and before thirteen, represented in Arabic numerals as 12 and in Roman numerals as XII.
 There are twelve months in a year.
Related terms
* Ordinal: twelfth
See also
* Last: eleven. Next: thirteen
Noun
( en noun)
A group of twelve items.
 Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves .
A twelvebore gun.
* 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 880:
 In this way Von Esslin ‘inherited’ two fine hammerless twelves which he used once or twice for duck on the Camargue.
(legal) (colloquial) A jury (normally composed of twelve persons).
Related terms
* twelfth
See also
* dozen

three Alternative forms
* (all obsolete)
Numeral
( head)
(cardinal) A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as ; This many dots (•••).
*
 Venters began to count them—one—two—three —four—on up to sixteen.
(of a set or group) Having three elements.
Related terms
* third, thrice, triple
Synonyms
* (numerical value) leash, tether (dialectal)
See also
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Noun
( en noun)
The digit/figure 3.
Anything measuring three units, as length.
 Put all the threes in a separate container.
A person who is three years old.
 All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.
The playing card featuring three pips.
Derived terms
* threefold
* threepence
* threesome
* thruppence
* threeup
See also
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