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sixth

 (sĭksth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number six in a series.
2. One of six equal parts.
3. Music
a. An interval of six degrees in a diatonic scale.
b. A tone separated by this interval from a given tone.
c. The harmonic combination of two tones separated by this interval.
d. The sixth tone of a scale; the submediant.

sixth adv. & adj.

sixth

(sɪksθ)
adj
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. coming after the fifth and before the seventh in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of six: often written 6th
b. (as noun): the sixth to go.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of six equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
b. (as modifier): a sixth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by six ()
3. (Music, other) music
a. the interval between one note and another note six notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other. See also major14, minor4, interval5
c. short for sixth chord
adv
Also: sixthly after the fifth person, position, etc
sentence connector
Also: sixthly as the sixth point: linking what follows to the previous statements

sixth

(sɪksθ)

adj.
1. next after the fifth; being the ordinal number for six.
2. being one of six equal parts.
n.
3. a sixth part, esp. of one (?).
4. the sixth member of a series.
5.
a. a musical interval encompassing six diatonic degrees.
b. a tone at this interval.
adv.
6. in the sixth place.
[1520–30]
sixth′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sixth - position six in a countable series of thingssixth - position six in a countable series of things
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.sixth - one part in six equal parts
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
3.sixth - the musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
Adj.1.sixth - coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in positionsixth - coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations
السَّادِسُالسّادِسسُدْس
sextsextasisè
šestýšestina
sjette
sesa
kuudes
šesti
hatodikhatod
sjötti
六番目の
6분의 1
šeštašeštadalisšeštas
şaseaşaseleaşesime
šestinašiesty
šestišestina
sexasjättesjättedel
ที่หก
altıncı1/66.ıncıaltıda biri
thứ sáu

sixth

[sɪksθ]
A. ADJsexto
B. N (in series) → sexto/a m/f; (= fraction) → sexto m, sexta parte f
see fifth for usage
C. CPD sixth form Nclase f de alumnos del sexto año (de 16 a 18 años de edad)
sixth former Nalumno/a m/f de 16 a 18 años

sixth

[ˈsɪksθ]
adjsixième
the sixth floor → le sixième étage
n
(gen)sixième mf
(= date) the sixth → le six
the sixth of August → le six août
(= fraction) → sixième m
(British) (in schools) lower sixth, upper sixthsixth form n (British) (in schools)classes fpl de première et terminalesixth-form college n lycée n'ayant que des classes de première et de terminalesixth-former [ˈsɪksθfɔːrr] sixth-form pupil n élève de première ou de terminalesixth grade n (US) (in schools) the sixth grade → le CM2sixth-grader [ˌsɪksθˈgreɪdər] nélève mf de sixièmesixth sense nsixième sens m

sixth

adjsechste(r, s); a sixth partein Sechstel nt; he was or came sixther wurde Sechster; he was sixth from the end/lefter war der Sechste von hinten/von links
n
(= fraction)Sechstel nt; (in series) → Sechste(r, s); Charles the SixthKarl der Sechste
(= date) the sixthder Sechste; on the sixtham Sechsten; the sixth of September, September the sixthder sechste September
(Mus, = interval) → Sexte f; (= chord)Sextakkord m
(Brit) = sixth form
adv he did it sixth (= the sixth person to do it)er hat es als Sechster gemacht; (= the sixth thing he did)er hat es als Sechstes or an sechster Stelle gemacht

sixth

:
sixth form
n (Brit) → Abschlussklasse f, → ˜ Prima f
sixth-former
n (Brit) → Schüler(in) m(f)der Abschlussklasse, ˜ Primaner(in) m(f)
sixth grade
n (US Sch) sechstes Schuljahr (unmittelbar vor Eintritt in die Junior Highschool)

sixth

[sɪksθ]
1. adjsesto/a
2. n (in series) → sesto/a; (fraction) → sesto
the upper/lower sixth (Brit) (Scol) → l'ultimo/il penultimo anno di scuola superiore
for usage see fifth

six

(siks) noun
1. the number or figure 6.
2. the age of 6.
adjective
1. 6 in number.
2. aged 6.
six-
having six (of something). a six-cylinder engine.
sixth noun
1. one of six equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of six (people, things etc); (the) next after the fifth.
ˈsix-year-old noun
a person or animal that is six years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is six years old.
at sixes and sevens
in confusion; completely disorganized. On the day before the wedding, the whole house was at sixes and sevens.

sixth

السَّادِسُ šestý sjette sechster έκτος sexto kuudes sixième šesti sesto 六番目の 6분의 1 zesde sjette szósty sexto шестой sjätte ที่หก altıncı thứ sáu 第六
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