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Definition of nth

1 : numbered with an unspecified or indefinitely large ordinal number for the nth time
2 : extreme, utmost to the nth degree

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Examples of nth in a Sentence

exaggerates to the nth degree about everything she ever did
Recent Examples on the Web There was born the vision for &Juliet, complete with white dad sneakers, fanny packs, cycle shorts, denim getups, non-binary characters, and female empowerment to the nth degree. Valentina Valentini, Teen Vogue, "Musical & Juliet Breaks Gender and Race Barriers," 18 Nov. 2019 There were statement looks aplenty on the front row and the best were directional, irreverent, and embellished to the nth degree. Vogue, "Last Week, Stars Brought Runway Fantasy Into the Real World," 7 Oct. 2019 On Thursday night, the VFiles x Depop Spring 2020 show took the asymmetrical trend to the nth degree with two models wearing pants with only one leg. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "One-Legged Pants Are The New Trend We Didn't Know We Needed," 7 Sep. 2019 This yields the equation x(n+1/5) = ½, which simplifies for the nth block to . Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Hanging Far Out Over the Edge’," 2 Dec. 2016 The merchandise strategy for Galaxy’s Edge, which opened late last month in Disneyland, dovetails with Walt Disney Co.’s overall theming of the land, working the immersion angle to the nth degree. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: Star Wars land’s souvenirs are from out of this galaxy," 7 June 2019 Think: exaggerated ruffles, giant shoulders, feathers, kitsch, corsets, trompe l’oeil, gender-bending, and nostalgia to the nth degree. Emily Farra, Vogue, "How Will “Camp: Notes On Fashion” Change the Way We Dress?," 29 Apr. 2019 Mean Girls would have been that to the nth degree in terms of the fandom. Rebecca Milzoff, Billboard, "'Mean Girls' Composers on Making Tina Fey's Cult Favorite Into a Hit Musical," 18 May 2018 The creation was a custom Prada and, much like her roles in the Marvel movies, represented female empowerment to the nth degree. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Letitia Wright Wears a Prada Suit to the “Avengers: Infinity War” Premiere," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nth

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nth

n (indefinite number) + -th

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1 Dec 2019

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“Nth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nth. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nth

used to refer to an unknown number in a series of numbers

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