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tenth

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noun \ˈten(t)th\

Simple Definition of tenth

  • : the number 10 in a series

  • : one of 10 equal parts of something

Full Definition of tenth

plural tenths play \ˈten(t)s, ˈten(t)ths\

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2a :  a musical interval embracing an octave and a thirdb :  the tone at this interval

tenth adjective or adverb

Examples of tenth

  1. He was tenth in line.

  2. He traded stocks for one tenth their face value.

  3. I only paid a tenth of what you did for that jacket.



13th Century

First Known Use of tenth

13th century


TENTH Defined for Kids

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tenth

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adjective \ˈtenth\

Definition of tenth

  1. :  coming right after ninth <tenth grade>




2

tenth

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noun

Definition of tenth

  1. 1 :  number ten in a series

  2. 2 :  one of ten equal parts




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