tenth


tenth

noun \ˈten(t)th\

: the number 10 in a series

: one of 10 equal parts of something

plural tenths \ˈten(t)s, ˈten(t)ths\

Full Definition of TENTH

1
:  one that is number 10 in a series — see number table
2
a :  a musical interval embracing an octave and a third
b :  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.

First Known Use of TENTH

13th century

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