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tenth

 (tĕnth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number ten in a series.
2. One of ten equal parts.

[Middle English tenthe, alteration of tethe, from Old English tēotha; see tithe.]

tenth adv. & adj.

tenth

(tɛnθ)
adj
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. coming after the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of ten: often written 10th
b. (as noun): see you on the tenth; tenth in line.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of 10 approximately equal parts of something
b. (as modifier): a tenth part.
2. (General Physics) one of 10 equal divisions of a particular measurement, etc: decibel.
3. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by ten ()
4. (Classical Music) music
a. an interval of one octave plus a third
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
adv
(Mathematics) Also: tenthly after the ninth person, position, event, etc
sentence connector
Also: tenthly as the 10th point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
[C12 tenthe, from Old English tēotha; see ten, -th2]

tenth

(tɛnθ)

adj.
1. next after ninth; being the ordinal number for ten.
2. being one of ten equal parts.
n.
3. a tenth part, esp. of one (1/10).
4. the tenth member of a series.
5.
a. a musical interval encompassing an octave and a third.
b. a tone at this interval.
c. the harmonic combination of two tones a tenth apart.
6. Also called tenth's′ place`. (in decimal notation) the position of the first digit to the right of the decimal point.
adv.
7. in the tenth place; tenthly.
[before 1150; Middle English tenthe, Old English. See ten, -th2, tithe]
tenth′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenth - a tenth parttenth - a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
2.tenth - position ten in a countable series of things
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
Adj.1.tenth - coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in positiontenth - coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"

tenth

noun
Related words
prefix deci-
Translations
العَاشِرالعاشِرالعُشْرعُشْر
dècimdesè
desátýdesetina
tiendetiendedel
deka
kymmeneskymmenesosa
desetidesetina
tizediktized
tíundi
十番目十番目の
10분의 1열 번째의
dešimtadešimtadalisdešimtas
desatinadesiaty
desetidesetina
tiondetiondel
ที่สิบอันดับที่สิบ
onuncu1/1010.uncuonda biri
một phần mườithứ mười

tenth

[tenθ]
A. ADJdécimo
B. N (in series) → décimo m; (= fraction) → décimo m, décima parte f
see fifth for usage

tenth

[ˈtɛnθ]
adjdixième
the tenth floor → le dixième étage
(gen)dixième mf
(= day of month) the tenth → le dixième
the tenth of August → le dix août
(= fraction) → dixième mtenth-grader [ˌtɛnθˈgreɪdər] nélève mf de secondetent peg npiquet m de tentetent pole nmât m de tente

tenth

adj (in series) → zehnte(r, s); a tenth partein Zehntel nt
n (= fraction)Zehntel nt; (in series) → Zehnte(r, s); (Mus) → Dezime f ? also sixth

tenth

[tɛnθ]
1. adjdecimo/a
2. n (in series) → decimo/a; (fraction) → decimo m
for usage see fifth

ten

(ten) noun
1. the number or figure 10.
2. the age of 10.
adjective
1. 10 in number.
2. aged 10.
ten-
having ten (of something). a ten-pound fine.
tenth noun
1. one of ten equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of ten (people, things etc); the next after the ninth.
ten-pin bowling noun
a game in which a ball is rolled at ten skittles in order to knock down as many as possible.
ˈten-year-old noun
a person or animal that is ten years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is ten years old.

tenth

العَاشِر, العُشْر desátý, desetina tiende, tiendedel Zehnter δέκατο, δέκατος décimo kymmenes, kymmenesosa dixième deseti, desetina decimo 十番目, 十番目の 10분의 1, 열 번째의 tiende tidel, tiende dziesiąta, dziesiąty décimo десятая, десятый tionde, tiondel ที่สิบ, อันดับที่สิบ onuncu một phần mười, thứ mười 十分之一, 第十
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Now, if I have made reservoirs of a size equal to this tenth, or capable of holding 150 tons, and if I fill them with water, the boat, weighing then 1,507 tons, will be completely immersed.
As to the line of separation between external and internal taxes, this would leave to the States, at a rough computation, the command of two thirds of the resources of the community to defray from a tenth to a twentieth part of its expenses; and to the Union, one third of the resources of the community, to defray from nine tenths to nineteen twentieths of its expenses.
For a brazen anvil falling down from heaven nine nights and days would reach the earth upon the tenth: and again, a brazen anvil falling from earth nine nights and days would reach Tartarus upon the tenth.
Nine-tenths of the Heidelberg students wore no badge or uniform; the other tenth wore caps of various colors, and belonged to social organizations called "corps.
On the last Saturday in April, the New York "Times" published an account of the strike complications which were delaying Alexander's New Jersey bridge, and stated that the engineer himself was in town and at his office on West Tenth Street.
Every tenth day, for five and twenty years, I have received a visit from him, but in case I should need his help at any other time, I have only to touch a talisman that stands at the entrance of my chamber.
From that part, the remaining ribs diminished, till the tenth and last only spanned five feet and some inches.
Three feet being the average Perimeter it follows that, in a Polygon of three hundred sides each side will be no more than the hundredth part of a foot in length, or little more than the tenth part of an inch; and in a Polygon of six or seven hundred sides the sides are little larger than the diameter of a Spaceland pin-head.
It was not Napoleon alone who had experienced that nightmare feeling of the mighty arm being stricken powerless, but all the generals and soldiers of his army whether they had taken part in the battle or not, after all their experience of previous battles- when after one tenth of such efforts the enemy had fled- experienced a similar feeling of terror before an enemy who, after losing HALF his men, stood as threateningly at the end as at the beginning of the battle.
The poetic form of 'Beowulf' is that of virtually all Anglo-Saxon poetry down to the tenth century, or indeed to the end, a form which is roughly represented in the present book in a passage of imitative translation two pages below.
This promising beginning was soon overcast with a cloud of adversity; for upon the tenth day of October, the rear of our company was attacked by a number of Indians, who killed six, and wounded one man.
It is the pious slave-breeder devoting the proceeds of every tenth slave to buy a Sunday's liberty for the rest.