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twentieth

[twen-tee-ith, twuhn-] /ˈtwɛn ti ɪθ, ˈtwʌn-/
adjective
1.
next after the nineteenth; being the ordinal number for 20.
2.
being one of 20 equal parts.
noun
3.
a twentieth part, especially of one (1/20).
4.
the twentieth member of a series.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English twentithe, Old English twentigotha. See twenty, -eth2
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Examples for twentieth
  • A number of other twentieth century composers made extensive use of the fugue.
  • The latter part of the twentieth century saw the rise of multivolume vampire epics.
  • In the early twentieth century, a reaction against this huge spectacle emerged.
  • By the twentieth century, the order had become purely ceremonial.
  • The head of the laboratory of the twentieth century motor company.
  • Modern panafricanism began around the beginning of the twentieth century.
  • In the first half of the twentieth century the crop was widely grown in russia.
  • They are typically performed between the twentieth and twentyfourth week of pregnancy.
  • Many variants of canasta were created in the latter half of the twentieth century.
British Dictionary definitions for twentieth

twentieth

/ˈtwɛntɪɪθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the nineteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of twenty: often written 20th
  2. (as noun) he left on the twentieth
noun
2.
  1. one of 20 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier) a twentieth part
3.
the fraction that is equal to one divided by 20 (1/20)
Word Origin
from Old English twentigotha
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