tenth

noun
\ ˈten(t)th How to pronounce tenth (audio) \
plural tenths\ ˈten(t)s How to pronounce tenths (audio) , ˈten(t)ths \

Definition of tenth

1 : one that is number 10 in a series — see Table of Numbers
2a : a musical interval embracing an octave and a third
b : the tone at this interval

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Other Words from tenth

tenth adjective or adverb

Examples of tenth in a Sentence

He was tenth in line. He traded stocks for one tenth their face value. I only paid a tenth of what you did for that jacket.
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The research rests on an assumption that every number should appear in the tenths place 10% of the time. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "SEC Probes Whether Companies Rounded Up Earnings Per Share," 22 June 2018 Nationwide, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death. Anya Van Wagtendonk, Philly.com, "Marching 16 miles, through the night, for suicide prevention," 15 June 2018 And so all of those are optimally monetized by essentially running an auction that lasts one tenth of a second. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Netflix will get ads, predicts the Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green," 15 Nov. 2018 By contrast, the current CDC estimates are in the region of $150 billion, less than one tenth as high. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "A new, eye-wateringly high estimate of the cost of obesity in the US," 1 Nov. 2018 That’s some big loot considering a training complex costs about one tenth as much to build as a main arena. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s future hockey hub? Inside the big money — and community — of NHL practice facilities," 19 Aug. 2018 Sixty sectors, each a tenth of an acre, are selected at random. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "The Vanishing City," 13 Aug. 2018 Amazon alone accounted for a tenth of all of the space in U.K. warehouses leased last year, according to data compiled by Savills Plc. Fortune, "This Is London's Hottest Property — Thanks to Amazon," 13 July 2018 Over the next year, all these tariffs are expected to translate into the loss of about 170,000 jobs and a tenth of a percentage point in economic growth, Zandi estimates. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "U.S. trade war with China, other countries: Layoffs, reduced hours, thinner profits," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of tenth

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tenth was in the 13th century

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tenth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tenth

: the number 10 in a series
: one of 10 equal parts of something

tenth

adjective
\ ˈtenth How to pronounce tenth (audio) \

Kids Definition of tenth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: coming right after ninth tenth grade

tenth

noun

Kids Definition of tenth (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : number ten in a series
2 : one of ten equal parts

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