Twentieth
Twentieth Twen"ti*eth, n. 1. The next in order after the nineteen; one coming after nineteen others. [1913 Webster]

2. The quotient of a unit divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of one whole. [1913 Webster]


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  • twentieth — [twen′tē ith, twen′ēith, twun′ēith] adj. [ME twentithe, new formation for OE twentigotha: see TWENTY & TH2] 1. preceded by nineteen others in a series; 20th 2. designating any of the twenty equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the… …   English World dictionary

  • Twentieth — Twen ti*eth, a. [From {Twenty}; cf. AS. twentigo?a. See {Twenty}.] 1. Next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; the ordinal of twenty. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting, or being, one of twenty equal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twentieth — O.E. twentigoða; see TWENTY (Cf. twenty) + TH (Cf. th) …   Etymology dictionary

  • twentieth — [[t]twe̱ntiəθ[/t]] ♦♦ twentieths 1) ORD The twentieth item in a series is the one that you count as number twenty. ...the twentieth century. 2) FRACTION A twentieth is one of twenty equal parts of something. A few twentieths of a gram can be… …   English dictionary

  • twentieth — /twen tee ith, twun /, adj. 1. next after the nineteenth; being the ordinal number for 20. 2. being one of 20 equal parts. n. 3. a twentieth part, esp. of one (1/20). 4. the twentieth member of a series. [bef. 900; ME twentithe, OE twentigotha.… …   Universalium

  • twentieth — twen•ti•eth [[t]ˈtwɛn ti ɪθ, ˈtwʌn [/t]] adj. 1) next after the nineteenth; being the ordinal number for 20 2) being one of 20 equal parts 3) a twentieth part, esp. of one (1/20) 4) the twentieth member of a series • Etymology: bef. 900; ME… …   From formal English to slang

  • twentieth — /ˈtwɛntiəθ/ (say twenteeuhth) adjective 1. next after the nineteenth. 2. being one of twenty equal parts. –noun 3. a twentieth part, especially of one (¹⁄₂₀). 4. the twentieth member of a series. {twent(y) + i 2 + eth2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • twentieth — 1. adjective /ˈtwɛntiəθ/ The ordinal form of the number twenty. 2. noun /ˈtwɛntiəθ/ a) A person or thing in the twentieth position. b) One of twenty equal parts of a whole …   Wiktionary

  • twentieth — twen|ti|eth [ twentiəθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 20: at the end of the twentieth century 2. ) one of 20 equal parts of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • twentieth — UK [ˈtwentɪəθ] / US number 1) in the place or position counted as number 20 at the end of the twentieth century 2) one of 20 equal parts of something …   English dictionary

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