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Definitions for twentieth
ˈtwɛn ti ɪθ, ˈtwʌn-twen·ti·eth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twentiethadjective

    position 20 in a countable series of things

  2. twentieth, 20thadjective

    coming next after the nineteenth in position


  1. twentiethnoun

    A person or thing in the twentieth position.

  2. twentiethnoun

    One of twenty equal parts of a whole.

  3. twentiethadjective

    The ordinal form of the number twenty.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Twentiethadjective

    Twice tenth; ordinal of twenty.

    Etymology: twenteogoða , Saxon.

    This year,
    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.


  1. twentieth

    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.


  1. twentieth

    The term "twentieth" is used to refer to the ordinal form of the number 20 and is often used to denote that something has been arranged or occurred in a sequence after nineteen others. It can refer to a person or thing in the twentieth position or segment. Additionally, "twentieth" may also refer to one of twenty equal parts of something. It is also used in fractions to describe one part of something that has been divided into twenty parts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twentiethadjective

    next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; -- the ordinal of twenty

  2. Twentiethadjective

    consisting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided

  3. Twentiethnoun

    the next in order after the nineteen; one coming after nineteen others

  4. Twentiethnoun

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

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'twentieth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3613

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twentieth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twentieth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of twentieth in a Sentence

  1. William Lyon Phelps:

    The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.

  2. Eleri Lynn:

    Not only is the 'Travolta' dress a fantastic example of couture tailoring designed to dazzle on a state occasion, it represents a key moment in the story of twentieth century royal fashion, we're delighted to have acquired this iconic evening gown for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection - a designated collection of national and international importance - over twenty years since it first left Kensington Palace.

  3. Ibn-e-Safi:

    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

  4. Don DeLillo:

    Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. We've come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are. The twentieth century is on film. You have to ask yourself if there's anything about us more important than the fact that we're constantly on film, constantly watching ourselves.

  5. Pope Francis:

    The first, which is widely considered 'the first genocide of the twentieth century,' struck your own Armenian people.

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    offensive to the mind
    • A. tantamount
    • B. lacerate
    • C. numinous
    • D. repugnant

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