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thousandth

[thou-zuh ndth, -zuh ntth, -zuh nth] /ˈθaʊ zəndθ, -zəntθ, -zənθ/
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
1545-1555
1545-55; thousand + -th2
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Examples from the web for thousandth
  • The guest star was a supernova, a star that had run out of fuel and then collapsed in on itself in a thousandth of a second.
  • The diameter of the individuals was found to be one one-thousandth of a millimeter.
  • Each cell measures about one-ten-thousandth of a millimeter wide.
  • The telescope recently recorded its ten-thousandth unique observation.
  • In order to make a second or a thousandth wax facsimile, wax sheets can be pressed against the nickel die.
  • Going to a grocery store for the hundredth or thousandth time is a pretty humdrum experience.
  • The current then decreases in around a thousandth of a second unless it's what's known as a continuing current.
  • The resultant exposure time should be in the range of one two-hundred-and-fiftieth to one two-thousandth of a second.
  • The heat capacity of the atmosphere is only one-thousandth the heat of the oceans.
  • Even the zaddikim, the righteous sages, did not understand a thousandth part of it.
British Dictionary definitions for thousandth

thousandth

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

1550s, from thousand + -th (1).

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