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hundredth

[huhn-dridth, -dritth] /ˈhʌn drɪdθ, -drɪtθ/
adjective
1.
next after the ninety-ninth; being the ordinal number for 100.
2.
being one of 100 equal parts.
noun
3.
a hundredth part, especially of one (1/100).
4.
the hundredth member of a series.
5.
Also called hundredth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the second digit to the right of the decimal point.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English. See hundred, -th2
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Examples from the web for hundredth
  • The real fact is that this is not the first, the tenth, the hundredth major scandal involving intercollegiate sports.
  • Thank you thank you thank you for posting, for the hundredth time, the link to that story.
  • These wafers must be flat varying no more than one-hundredth of the thickness of a human hair.
  • The interstellar dust particles measure about one-hundredth the diameter of a human hair.
  • We are trying to do biology knowing perhaps only a tenth, or one hundredth, of our species.
  • In one five-hundredth of a second, the door swings shut again.
  • Elite runners can win or lose by a hundredth of a second.
  • Every one-hundredth of a second, the camera takes a snapshot of whatever portion of the map is underneath the pen at any moment.
  • It was an unexploited market niche of cavernous proportions: upwards of one-hundredth of one percent of the population.
  • Remember that not a hundredth part of any life can be recorded.
British Dictionary definitions for hundredth

hundredth

/ˈhʌndrədθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of 100 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
  2. (as noun): the hundredth in line
noun
2.
  1. one of 100 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a hundredth part
3.
one of 100 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity: centimetre, related prefix centi-
4.
the fraction equal to one divided by 100 (1/100)
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Word Origin and History for hundredth

early 14c., from hundred + -th (1). Old English used hundrað.

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