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sixtieth

[siks-tee-ith] /ˈsɪks ti ɪθ/
adjective
1.
next after the fifty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 60.
2.
being one of 60 equal parts.
noun
3.
a sixtieth part, especially of one (1/60).
4.
the sixtieth member of a series.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English sixtithe, sixtiaghte, Old English sixtighetha, sixteoghotha; see sixty, -eth2
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  • The last of the sap may yield only a sixtieth of its weight in syrup.
  • Even when something does get through, the marginal cost of that fifty-ninth or sixtieth vote is severe.
British Dictionary definitions for sixtieth

sixtieth

/ˈsɪkstɪəθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of sixty in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc: often written 60th
  2. (as noun): the sixtieth in a row
noun
2.
  1. one of 60 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a sixtieth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 60 (1/60)
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Word Origin and History for sixtieth

Old English sixteogoða "sixtieth;" see sixty + -th (1).

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