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[huhn-dridth, -dritth] /ˈhʌn drɪdθ, -drɪtθ/
next after the ninety-ninth; being the ordinal number for 100.
being one of 100 equal parts.
a hundredth part, especially of one (1/100).
the hundredth member of a series.
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; Middle English. See hundred, -th2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of 100 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
  2. (as noun): the hundredth in line
  1. one of 100 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a hundredth part
one of 100 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity: centimetre, related prefix centi-
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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