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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sixteenth(noun)

    position 16 in a countable series of things

  2. one-sixteenth, sixteenth, sixteenth part(adj)

    one part in sixteen equal parts

  3. sixteenth, 16th(adj)

    coming next after the fifteenth in position


  1. sixteenth(Noun)

    One of sixteen equal parts of a whole.

    A sixteenth of 320 is 20.

  2. sixteenth(Numeral)

    The ordinal form of the number sixteen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sixteenth(adj)

    sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth

    Etymology: [From Sixteen: cf. AS. sixtea.]

  2. Sixteenth(adj)

    constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided

    Etymology: [From Sixteen: cf. AS. sixtea.]

  3. Sixteenth(noun)

    the quotient of a unit divided by sixteen; one of sixteen equal parts of one whole

    Etymology: [From Sixteen: cf. AS. sixtea.]

  4. Sixteenth(noun)

    the next in order after the fifteenth; the sixth after the tenth

    Etymology: [From Sixteen: cf. AS. sixtea.]

  5. Sixteenth(noun)

    an interval comprising two octaves and a second

    Etymology: [From Sixteen: cf. AS. sixtea.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sixteenth in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sixteenth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sixteenth in a Sentence

  1. John Kennedy, Autobiography of malcolm x:

    Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.

  2. Randall Woodfin:

    When he tragically lost his daughter Denise in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, his courage and fortitude fueled our march for peace, may we take comfort in knowing that Chris has reunited with his beloved Denise.

  3. Carenza Lewis:

    This new research offers a novel solution to that evidential challenge, using finds of pottery – a highly durable indicator of human presence - as a proxy for population change in a manner that is both scalable and replicable, it shows that pottery use fell by almost a half in eastern England in the centuries immediately after the Black Death. This supports the emerging consensus that the population of England remained somewhere between 35 and 55 per cent below its pre-Black Death level well into the sixteenth century.

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