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tenth

[tenth] /tɛnθ/
adjective
1.
next after ninth; being the ordinal number for ten.
2.
being one of ten equal parts.
noun
3.
one of ten equal parts, especially of one (1/10).
4.
the member of a series preceding the eleventh and following the ninth.
5.
Music.
  1. a tone distant from another tone by an interval of an octave and a third.
  2. the interval between such tones.
  3. the harmonic combination of such tones.
6.
Also called tenth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the first digit to the right of the decimal point.
adverb
7.
in the tenth place; tenthly.
Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English tenthe, Old English. See ten, -th2, tithe
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  • The clouded leopards are making a quick rise in the ranks, climbing from tenth to fourth in two days.
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  • Deaths resulting from alcohol-related motor-vehicle accidents are one-tenth the average for same-age peer groups.
  • They should have went to a community college, spent a tenth of the money and came out with a marketable degree.
  • Most faculty use about a tenth of the available technology resources, mostly out of apathy.
  • For an economy that relies on tourism for nearly a tenth of its income, the gruesome headlines are painful.
  • Two astronomers claim to have found evidence of a tenth planet orbiting the sun.
  • Developing-country workers who are paid a tenth of rich-country wages usually turn out to be about a tenth as productive as well.
British Dictionary definitions for tenth

tenth

/tɛnθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of ten: often written 10th
  2. (as noun): see you on the tenth, tenth in line
noun
2.
  1. one of 10 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a tenth part
3.
one of 10 equal divisions of a particular measurement, etc: decibel, related prefix deci-
4.
the fraction equal to one divided by ten (1/10)
5.
(music)
  1. an interval of one octave plus a third
  2. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
adverb
6.
Also tenthly. after the ninth person, position, event, etc
sentence connector
7.
Also tenthly. as the 10th point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
Word Origin
C12 tenthe, from Old English tēotha; see ten, -th²
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Word Origin and History for tenth

mid-12c., tenðe; see ten + -th (1). Replacing Old English teoða (West Saxon), teiða (Northumbrian).

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