thousandth's-place

thousandth

[thou-zuhndth, -zuhntth, -zuhnth]
adjective
1.
last in order of a series of a thousand.
2.
being one of a thousand equal parts.
noun
3.
a thousandth part, especially of one (1/1000).
4.
the thousandth member of a series.
5.
Also, thousandth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the third digit to the right of the decimal point.

Origin:
1545–55; thousand + -th2

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thousandth (ˈθaʊzənθ)
 
adj
1.  (usually prenominal)
 a.  being the ordinal number of 1000 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
 b.  (as noun): the thousandth in succession
 
n
2.  a.  one of 1000 approximately equal parts of something
 b.  (as modifier): a thousandth part
3.  one of 1000 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity: millivolt Related: milli-
4.  the fraction equal to one divided by 1000 (1/1000)
 
Related: milli-

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