# 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 ()
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## 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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

## 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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## 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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

## sixteenth

[ˌsɪksˈtiːnθ]
2. n (in series) → sedicesimo/a; (fraction) → sedicesimo
for usage see fifth
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## 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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

## sixteenth

šestnáctý sekstende kuudestoista šesnaesti 十六番目の 열여섯 번째의 sextonde ที่สิบหก thứ mười sáu
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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.
To all intents and purposes Roxy was as white as anybody, but the one sixteenth of her which was black outvoted the other fifteen parts and made her a Negro.
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.
From the time of Thales of Miletus, in the fifth century B.C., down to that of Copernicus in the fifteenth and Tycho Brahe in the sixteenth century A.D., observations have been from time to time carried on with more or less correctness, until in the present day the altitudes of the lunar mountains have been determined with exactitude.
The fragment of the Critias has given birth to a world-famous fiction, second only in importance to the tale of Troy and the legend of Arthur; and is said as a fact to have inspired some of the early navigators of the sixteenth century.
And here we put an end to the sixteenth book of our history.
Martin told Jimmy that he would get off at Sixteenth Street Station and catch the electric car into Oakland.
The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins.
"They were destroyed by the Fouillanes in 1826; the city was one-third larger then, for Timbuctoo, an object generally coveted by all the tribes, since the eleventh century, has belonged in succession to the Touaregs, the Sonrayans, the Morocco men, and the Fouillanes; and this great centre of civilization, where a sage like Ahmed-Baba owned, in the sixteenth century, a library of sixteen hundred manuscripts, is now nothing but a mere half-way house for the trade of Central Africa."

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