nth
nth th adj. Last or greatest in an indefinitely large series; as, to the nth degree. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • nth — [ enθ ] adjective only before noun INFORMAL used for talking about a very high number or level at the end of a series: for the nth time: His book has just been rejected for the nth time. to the nth degree (=as much as possible): The crew was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nth — [enth] adj. [< (SEVE)NTH, (ELEVE)NTH] 1. expressing the ordinal equivalent to n 2. of the indefinitely large or small quantity represented by n to the nth degree or to the nth power 1. to an indefinite degree or power 2 …   English World dictionary

  • nth — [enθ] adj [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: n mathematical sign for a number of unknown value + th] 1.) to the nth degree informal extremely, or as much as possible ▪ It was boring to the nth degree. 2.) [only before noun] informal the most recent of a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nth — The popularized extension of the expression to the nth degree from the language of mathematics to general usage in the meaning ‘to the utmost’ has continued despite Fowler s disapproval of it (1926): • Leonard could be fastidious to the nth… …   Modern English usage

  • nth — 1852, in phrase to the nth, figurative use of a mathematical term indicating indefinite number, in which n is an abbreviation for NUMBER (Cf. number) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nth — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Mathematics denoting an unspecified term in a series. 2) denoting the last or latest item in a long series …   English terms dictionary

  • NTH — Die Niedersächsische Technische Hochschule (NTH) ist der vom niedersächsischen Wissenschaftsminister Lutz Stratmann geplante Zusammenschluss der drei technisch orientierten Universitäten Braunschweig, Clausthal und Hannover.[1] Der Name lehnt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nth — see N(1). * * * abbr. North * * * /ˈɛnθ/ adj used to refer to an unknown number in a series of numbers I told him for the nth time that I would not support him. [=I told him again that I would not support him, as I have told him many times… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nth — [[t]e̱nθ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) If you refer to the most recent item in a series of things as the nth item, you are emphasizing the number of times something has happened. The story was raised with me for the nth time two days before the… …   English dictionary

  • nth — UK [enθ] / US adjective [only before noun] informal used for talking about a very high number or level at the end of a series for the nth time: His book has just been rejected for the nth time. to the nth degree (= as much as possible): The crew… …   English dictionary

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