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nineteenth

[nahyn-teenth] /ˈnaɪnˈtinθ/
adjective
1.
next after the eighteenth; being the ordinal number for 19.
2.
being one of 19 equal parts.
noun
3.
a nineteenth part, especially of one (1/19).
4.
the nineteenth member of a series.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English nyntenthe (see nineteen, -th2); replacing nientethe, Old English nigonteotha; see nine, tithe
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Examples for nineteenth
  • Such a process happened in the water industry in nineteenth century britain.
  • Both these lines became extinct in the early nineteenth century.
  • There are several nineteenth century memorial tablets in the chancel.
  • Enclosure swallow as we know it today dates from the nineteenth century enclosure.
  • The standard medical use of opium persisted well into the nineteenth century.
  • Standing soldiers, kneeling slaves race war and monument in nineteenth century america.
  • In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, his reputation also spread abroad.
  • This technology was also developed at the end of the nineteenth century.
  • In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, beards were rare in the united states.
  • Smuggling was rife in the area in the early nineteenth century.
British Dictionary definitions for nineteenth

nineteenth

/ˌnaɪnˈtiːnθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the eighteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc, being the ordinal number of nineteen. Often written: 19th
  2. (as noun) the nineteenth was rainy
noun
2.
  1. one of 19 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier) a nineteenth part
3.
the fraction that is equal to one divided by 19 (1/19)
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