tenth


tenth

adjective

  1. next after ninth; being the ordinal number for ten.
  2. being one of ten equal parts.

noun

  1. one of ten equal parts, especially of one (1/10).
  2. the member of a series preceding the eleventh and following the ninth.
  3. Music.
    1. a tone distant from another tone by an interval of an octave and a third.
    2. the interval between such tones.
    3. the harmonic combination of such tones.
  4. Also called tenth’s place. (in decimal notation) the position of the first digit to the right of the decimal point.

adverb

  1. in the tenth place; tenthly.

adjective

  1. (usually prenominal)
    1. coming after the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of ten: often written 10th
    2. (as noun)see you on the tenth; tenth in line

noun

    1. one of 10 approximately equal parts of something
    2. (as modifier)a tenth part
  1. one of 10 equal divisions of a particular measurement, etcdecibel Related prefix: deci-
  2. the fraction equal to one divided by ten (1/10)
  3. music
    1. an interval of one octave plus a third
    2. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other

adverb

  1. Also: tenthly after the ninth person, position, event, etc

sentence connector

  1. Also: tenthly as the 10th point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument

mid-12c., tenðe; see ten + -th (1). Replacing Old English teoða (West Saxon), teiða (Northumbrian).

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