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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

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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 And the bane of any first-time (or even nth-time) builder, the case front panel connectors, is greatly simplified here. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important DIY enthusiast tools ever created," 31 Mar. 2018 Were the jokes too predictable, after the nth iteration of gluttony, Garfield’s disdain for the dog Odie and his fear of spiders? Vanessa Hua, San Francisco Chronicle, "How nearly forgotten Garfield became part of the family," 1 Feb. 2018 Leave a Note Expect luxury to the nth degree at this hotel looking out over the Eternal City atop Monte Mario, Rome’s highest hill. Condé Nast Traveler, "Rome Cavalieri (Waldorf Astoria)," 20 Oct. 2017 All of that is amped up and working to the nth degree in the first two hours. Natalina Lopez, Town & Country, "Jessica Capshaw Talks Grey's Anatomy Season 14," 26 Sep. 2017 Any minor mistakes in an individual recipe will be compounded to the nth-degree, perishable ingredients like fruit juice can turn the whole operation into a fermented mess, and citrus and sugar risk corroding the tap's materials. Julia Black, Bon Appetit, "What Is a Draft Cocktail, Anyway?," 24 Aug. 2017 In today’s highly corporatized, analyzed-to-the-nth-degree baseball, maybe there simply isn’t any room for another Roy Hobbs. Rob Neyer, New York Times, "Baseball’s Naturals: There Goes Yet Another Roy Hobbs," 5 May 2016

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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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English Language Learners Definition of nth

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

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