sixteenth
adjective or noun see sixteen

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  • Sixteenth — Six teenth , a. [From {Sixteen}: cf. AS. sixte[ o]?a.] 1. Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster] {Sixteenth note} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sixteenth — [siks′tēnth′] adj. [ME sixtenthe, replacing OE syxteotha: see SIXTEEN & TH2] 1. preceded by fifteen others in a series; 16th 2. designating any of the sixteen equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the fifteenth …   English World dictionary

  • Sixteenth — Six teenth , n. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by sixteen; one of sixteen equal parts of one whole. [1913 Webster] 2. The next in order after the fifteenth; the sixth after the tenth. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) An interval comprising two octaves …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sixteenth — [[t]sɪ̱ksti͟ːnθ[/t]] ♦♦ sixteenths 1) ORD The sixteenth item in a series is the one that you count as number sixteen. ...the sixteenth century AD. 2) FRACTION A sixteenth is one of sixteen equal parts of something. ...a sixteenth of a second.… …   English dictionary

  • sixteenth — /siks teenth /, adj. 1. next after the fifteenth; being the ordinal number for 16. 2. being one of 16 equal parts. n. 3. a sixteenth part, esp. of one (1/16). 4. the sixteenth member of a series. 5. Music. See sixteenth note. [bef. 900; ME… …   Universalium

  • sixteenth — six|teenth [ ,sıks tinθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 16: my sixteenth birthday 2. ) one of 16 equal parts of something: An ounce is one sixteenth of a pound …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sixteenth — UK [ˌsɪksˈtiːnθ] / US [ˌsɪksˈtɪnθ] number 1) in the place or position counted as number 16 my sixteenth birthday 2) one of 16 equal parts of something An ounce is one sixteenth of a pound …   English dictionary

  • sixteenth — six•teenth [[t]ˈsɪksˈtinθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after the fifteenth 2) being one of 16 equal parts 3) a sixteenth part, esp. of one (1/16) 4) the sixteenth member of a series • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • sixteenth — /sɪksˈtinθ/ (say siks teenth) adjective 1. next after the fifteenth. 2. being one of sixteen equal parts. –noun 3. a sixteenth part, especially of one (¹⁄₁₆). 4. the sixteenth member of a series. {sixteen + th2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sixteenth — I noun 1. position 16 in a countable series of things • Hypernyms: ↑rank 2. one part in sixteen equal parts • Syn: ↑one sixteenth, ↑sixteenth part • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sixteenth — noun /ˌsɪksˈtiːnθ/ One of sixteen equal parts of a whole. A sixteenth of 320 is 20 …   Wiktionary

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