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Definitions for Twentieth
ˈtwɛn ti ɪθ, ˈtwʌn-twen·ti·eth
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position 20 in a countable series of things
coming next after the nineteenth in position
A person or thing in the twentieth position.
One of twenty equal parts of a whole.
The ordinal form of the number twenty.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Twice tenth; ordinal of twenty.
Etymology: twenteogoða , Saxon.
The twentieth from the firing the capitol,
As fatal too to Rome, by all predictions. Ben Jonson.
The quantity of the fifteenth should be turned to a twentieth. Francis Bacon.
Why was not I the twentieth by descent
From a long restive race of droning kings? Dryden.
This crown now must be raised, and coined one twentieth lighter; which is nothing but changing the denomination, calling that a crown now, which yesterday was but a part, viz. nineteen twentieths. John Locke.
20 (twenty; Roman numeral XX) is the natural number following 19 and preceding 21. A group of twenty units may also be referred to as a score.
next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; -- the ordinal of twenty
consisting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided
the next in order after the nineteen; one coming after nineteen others
the quotient of a unit divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of one whole
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Rank popularity for the word 'Twentieth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3613
The numerical value of Twentieth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Twentieth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Twentieth in a Sentence
The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.
Man after the second half of the twentieth century is frustrated. You know that the foundation of all subversiveness is laid on frustration and this frustration keeps finding ways to subversive activities. And you also know that an uncert...ain present has made man pessimistic about future... therefore he runs after anything that glitters, be it fire
In this century the writer has carried on a conversation with madness. We might almost say of the twentieth-century writer that he aspires to madness. Some have made it, of course, and they hold special places in our regard. To a writer, madness is a final distillation of self, a final editing down. It's the drowning out of false voices.
One of the most generous columnists in the newspaper world was 'Jimmy Hatlo': He gave a 'Tip of the Hatlo Hat' to millions of contributors and sages in his syndicated column during the first half century of the twentieth!
I’m very interested in the preservation of twentieth-century architecture and design, whether it be an art deco building, a gas station from the 1950s, or objects of forward-thinking contemporary design from any part of the world.
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- vintè, vigèsimCatalan, Valencian
- vigésimo, veinteavoSpanish
- ficheadamhScottish Gaelic
- yn feedoo, feedooManx
- ventyèmHaitian Creole
- vigesima, vintesima, vigesimo, vintesimoInterlingua
- ventesima, ventesimoItalian
- vīcēsimum, vīcēsimus, vīcēsimaLatin
- дваесетка, дваесеттина, дваесеттиMacedonian
- kedua puluhMalay
- naadíín góneʼNavajo, Navaho
- vigésimo, vigésimaPortuguese
- tjugondel, tjugonde, tjugondedelSwedish
- thứ hai mươiVietnamese
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