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eighteenth

[ey-teenth] /ˈeɪˈtinθ/
adjective
1.
next after the seventeenth; being the ordinal number for 18.
2.
being one of 18 equal parts.
noun
3.
an eighteenth part, especially of one (1/18).
4.
the eighteenth member of a series.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English eightenthe, eightethe, Old English eahtatēotha. See eighteen + -th2
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Examples from the web for eighteenth
  • Is preserved especially its architecture, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • It makes perfect sense for an eighteenth century thinker to conclude that humanity would flourish under the market.
  • The flies probably traveled aboard ships using the transatlantic trade routes during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • The inn dates to the eighteenth century, and remains open for lodging and dining.
  • By the end of the eighteenth century, guilds had been abolished.
  • They posed on their eighteenth-century marble staircase and smiled, but not too broadly.
  • Of a considerable number of songs of the eighteenth century, the authorship is either doubtful or quite unknown.
  • It is only in part due to the additional burdens imposed upon our judicial system by the eighteenth amendment.
  • He displayed genius in his ability to discern what was real beneath the formality and affectation of eighteenth century manners.
  • He belonged to the eighteenth century, and the eighteenth century upset all his plans.
British Dictionary definitions for eighteenth

eighteenth

/ˈeɪˈtiːnθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the seventeenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of eighteen: often written 18th
  2. (as noun): come on the eighteenth
noun
2.
  1. one of 18 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): an eighteenth part
3.
the fraction that is equal to one divided by 18 (1/18)
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Word Origin and History for eighteenth
adj.

mid-13c., egtetenþe, modified, by influence of eighteen, from Old English eahtateoða; from eight + teoða "tenth" (see -ty (1)).

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