# sixteenth

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## six·teenth

(sĭk-stēnth′)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number 16 in a series.
2. One of 16 equal parts.

## sixteenth

(ˈsɪksˈtiːnθ)
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. coming after the fifteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of sixteen: often written 16th
b. (as noun): the sixteenth of the month.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of 16 equal or nearly equal parts of something
b. (as modifier): a sixteenth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction that is equal to one divided by 16 ()

## six•teenth

(ˈsɪksˈtinθ)

1. next after the fifteenth.
2. being one of 16 equal parts.
n.
3. a sixteenth part, esp. of one (1/16).
4. the sixteenth member of a series.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 sixteenth - position 16 in a countable series of thingsrank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority" 2 sixteenth - one part in sixteen equal partscommon fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers Adj. 1 sixteenth - coming next after the fifteenth in position16thordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations
السَّادِسَ عَشَرَالسّادِس عَشَرجُزءٌ من 16
setzè
šestnáctýšestnáctina
sekstende
kuudestoista
šesnaesti
tizenhatodiktizenhatod
sextándi

열여섯 번째의
šestnástinašestnásty
šestnajstišestnajstina
sextonde
ที่สิบหก
on altıncı1/1616.ıncıon altıda bir
thứ mười sáu

## sixteenth

[ˈsɪksˈtiːnθ]
B. N (in series) → decimosexto/a m/f; (= fraction) → dieciseisavo m, decimosexta parte f
see fifth for usage

## sixteenth

[ˌsɪksˈtiːnθ]
the sixteenth edition of the dictionary → la seizième édition du dictionnaire
her sixteenth birthday → son seizième anniversaire
the sixteenth century → le seizième siècle
the sixteenth floor → le seizième étage
n
(gen)seizième mf
(= date) the sixteenth → le seize
the sixteenth of August → le seize août
(= fraction) → seizième m

## sixteenth

adjsechzehnte(r, s); a sixteenth partein Sechzehntel nt; a sixteenth note (esp US Mus) → eine Sechzehntelnote, ein Sechzehntel nt
n
(= fraction)Sechzehntel nt; (in series) → Sechzehnte(r, s)
(= date) the sixteenthder Sechzehnte

## sixteenth

[ˌsɪksˈtiːnθ]
2. n (in series) → sedicesimo/a; (fraction) → sedicesimo
for usage see fifth

## sixteen

(siksˈtiːn) noun
1. the number or figure 16.
2. the age of 16.
1. 16 in number.
2. aged 16.
sixteen-
having sixteen (of something). a sixteen-page booklet.
ˌsixˈteenth noun
1. one of sixteen equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of sixteen (people, things etc); (the) next after the fifteenth.
ˌsixˈteen-year-old noun
a person or animal that is sixteen years old.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is sixteen years old.

## sixteenth

šestnáctý sekstende kuudestoista šesnaesti 十六番目の 열여섯 번째의 sextonde ที่สิบหก thứ mười sáu
References in classic literature ?
But practically beginning with the sixteenth century, the malady of architecture is visible; it is no longer the expression of society; it becomes classic art in a miserable manner; from being Gallic, European, indigenous, it becomes Greek and Roman; from being true and modern, it becomes pseudo-classic.
Only one sixteenth of her was black, and that sixteenth did not show.
Still, it is by no means so large or so distant as you imagined it, -- for the fact is that, as it wriggles its way up this thread, which some spider has wrought along the window-sash, I find it to be about the sixteenth of an inch in its extreme length, and also about the sixteenth of an inch distant from the pupil of my eye.
The still existing English and Scottish ballads are mostly, no doubt, the work of individual authors of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but none the less they express the little-changing mind and emotions of the great body of the common people who had been singing and repeating ballads for so many thousand years.
About the beginning of the sixteenth century arose a Moor near the Cape of Gardafui, who, by the assistance of the forces sent him from Moca by the Arabs and Turks, conquered almost all Abyssinia, and founded the kingdom of Adel.
For with very little change the rules which Surrey laid down have been followed by our best poets ever since, so from the sixteenth century till now there has been far less change in our poetry than in the five centuries before.
down to that of Copernicus in the fifteenth and Tycho Brahe in the sixteenth century A.

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