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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.

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. Pope Francis:

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

  2. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.

  3. Norman Mailer:

    The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.

  4. Don DeLillo:

    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.

  5. George Kravis:

    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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    express strong disapproval of
    • A. condemn
    • B. adventure
    • C. restore
    • D. observe

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