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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 of hundredth
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English. See hundred, -th2
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  • That afternoon, late, when the old man drove his waggon up to me for the hundredth time it seemed, he smiled quizzically.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Not a tenth, not a hundredth part of them has been preserved.

    Cratylus Plato
  • He could see only the hundredth part truth, and it assumed proportions so huge that he could see nothing else.

    The Dawn of a To-morrow Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • There is nothing else that appeals to me a hundredth part as much as you do.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • We ranged the house from tower to cellar; we overhauled the tunnel, for, it seemed to me, the hundredth time.

    The House of a Thousand Candles Meredith Nicholson
  • To discover it he must needs marry—but he must wait for the hundredth woman.

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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