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Princeton's WordNet

  1. one-tenth, tenth, tenth part, ten percentnoun

    a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts

  2. tenthadjective

    position ten in a countable series of things

  3. tenth, 10thadjective

    coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position


  1. tenthnoun

    The person or thing in the tenth position.

  2. tenthnoun

    One of ten equal parts of a whole.

  3. tenthadjective

    The ordinal form of the number ten.

  4. Etymology: From. Old English had teoþa (origin of Modern English tithe), but the force of analogy to the cardinal number "ten" caused Middle English speakers to recreate the regular ordinal and re-insert the nasal consonant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenthadjective

    next in order after the ninth; coming after nine others

  2. Tenthadjective

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

  3. Tenthnoun

    the next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others

  4. Tenthnoun

    the quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided

  5. Tenthnoun

    the tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe

  6. Tenthnoun

    the interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third

  7. Tenthnoun

    a temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject

  8. Tenthnoun

    the tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom, formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. It now forms a part of the fund called Queen Anne's Bounty

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tenth

    tenth, adj. the last of ten: next in order after the ninth.—n. one of ten equal parts.—adv. Tenth′ly, in the tenth place.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tenth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2804

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tenth in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Pizer:

    I work with all people and I have worked with all people including those who identify as LGBT, i’m unable to promote all messages. And to take it a step further and to clarify, Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court say they agree that I work with all people. So that’s certainly something that’s been clarified and agreed to.

  2. Paul Monti:

    This would have been our tenth year doing it and we were really looking forward to it.

  3. Daniel Borochoff:

    The head of the American Red Cross receives a $ 600,000 salary, it's a multi-billion dollar charity. They control half of our blood supply, lead disaster provider. You've got this charity [ Southwest Key ], the budget is like a tenth of [ the Red Cross's ] size.

  4. Bob McEwen:

    In the 1950’s [America was] the richest nation, the richest city on earth was Detroit. They voted for change and so now it is the poorest city in America. At the same time, the nation of South Korea, of all the nations on earth, was third from the bottom. Virtually the poorest nation on earth. It is now tenth from the top. If you understand the principle, the greater freedom, the greater the wealth, you can then put any nation [on this chart]. Now you can go to Tagusagopos, you can go to Buenos Aires, you can go to Cairo, you can go to Philadelphia and all you need to know is what percentage of the Gross Domestic Product is controlled by government, and the greater the government, the greater the poverty, and that’s all politics is about. Every day politicians say, “I can make a better decision for you than you can for yourself, and let me take your money away from you and make it on your behalf” and thus make the nation poorer.

  5. William Feather:

    Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.

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    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
    • A. doom
    • B. interrupt
    • C. conform
    • D. interrogate

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