Three
Three Three, n. 1. The number greater by a unit than two; three units or objects. [1913 Webster]

2. A symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii. [1913 Webster]

{Rule of three}. (Arith.) See under {Rule}, n. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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