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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 of nineteenth
900
before 900; Middle English nyntenthe (see nineteen, -th2); replacing nientethe, Old English nigonteotha; see nine, tithe
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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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Word Origin and History for nineteenth
adj.

late 14c., nyntenthe; from nineteen + -th (1); a replacement or modification of nigonteoþa, from Old English nigon-teoða. Nineteenth hole "bar-room in a golf clubhouse" is attested from 1901.

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