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/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.
. (in decimal notation) the position of the second digit to the right of the decimal point.
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The real fact is that this is not the first, the tenth, the
major scandal involving intercollegiate sports.
Thank you thank you thank you for posting, for the
time, the link to that story.
These wafers must be flat varying no more than one-
of the thickness of a human hair.
The interstellar dust particles measure about one-
the diameter of a human hair.
We are trying to do biology knowing perhaps only a tenth, or one
, of our species.
In one five-
of a second, the door swings shut again.
Elite runners can win or lose by a
of a second.
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-
of one percent of the population.
Remember that not a
part of any life can be recorded.
British Dictionary definitions for
being the ordinal number of 100 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
the hundredth in line
one of 100 approximately equal parts of something
a hundredth part
one of 100 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity
the fraction equal to one divided by 100 (
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