tenth
noun (plural tenths) Date: 13th century 1. — see number table 2. a. a musical interval embracing an octave and a third b. the tone at this interval • tenth adjective or adverb

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  • Tenth — Tenth, n. 1. The next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others. [1913 Webster] 2. The quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster] 3. The tenth part of annual produce,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenth — can mean:In mathematics: * 10th, an ordinal number; as in the item in an order ten places from the beginning, following the ninth and preceding the eleventh. * 1/10, a fraction, one part of a unit divided equally into ten parts. It is written 0.1 …   Wikipedia

  • tenth — [tenth] adj. [Early ME tenthe, replacing OE teogotha, teotha: see TEN & TH2] 1. preceded by nine others in a series; 10th 2. designating any of the ten equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the ninth 2 …   English World dictionary

  • tenth — /tenth/, adj. 1. next after ninth; being the ordinal number for ten. 2. being one of ten equal parts. n. 3. one of ten equal parts, esp. of one (1/10). 4. the member of a series preceding the eleventh and following the ninth. 5. Music. a. a tone… …   Universalium

  • tenth — ► ORDINAL NUMBER 1) constituting number ten in a sequence; 10th. 2) (a tenth/one tenth) each of ten equal parts into which something is divided. 3) Music an interval spanning an octave and a third in the diatonic scale. DERIVATIVES tenthly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Tenth — Tenth, a. [From {Ten}: cf. OE. tethe, AS. te[ o]?a. See {Ten}, and cf. {Tithe}.] 1. Next in order after the ninth; coming after nine others. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting or being one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenth — [ tenθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number ten: my tenth birthday 2. ) one of ten equal parts of something: We are nine tenths of the way to meeting our fundraising goal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tenth — tenth; tenth·ly; …   English syllables

  • tenth — mid 12c., tenðe; see TEN (Cf. ten) + TH (Cf. th). Replacing O.E. teoða (W.Saxon), teiða (Northumbrian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tenth — tenth1 [tenθ] adj coming after nine other things in a series ▪ in the tenth century ▪ her tenth birthday >tenth pron ▪ I m planning to leave on the tenth (=the tenth day of the month) . tenth 2 tenth2 n one of ten equal parts of something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tenth — [[t]tɛnθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after ninth; being the ordinal number for ten 2) being one of ten equal parts 3) a tenth part, esp. of one (1/10) 4) the tenth member of a series 5) mad a) a musical interval encompassing an octave and a third b) mad a… …   From formal English to slang

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