Definition of tenth in English:

tenth

Pronunciation /tenTH/ /tɛnθ/

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noun

  • 1Constituting number ten in a sequence; 10th.

    ‘the tenth century’
    • ‘the tenth of September’
    • ‘the tenth-floor locker room’
    • ‘I love that he held a party to celebrate his tenth anniversary of being with Nigella.’
    • ‘In the tenth century, small numbers of Irish and Scots settled on Iceland, bringing Christianity with them.’
    • ‘We didn't go out on Saturday for our tenth wedding anniversary as Josie was still really sick.’
    • ‘England in the ninth and tenth centuries was a rich, prosperous, fertile land - and almost entirely unprotected.’
    • ‘At the tented encampment, visitors were able to chat to Viking families as they cooked using authentic tenth century ingredients.’
    • ‘The album comes with a bonus CD featuring a video of the title track plus footage from the duo's tenth anniversary concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.’
    • ‘It was party time as the airport marked the tenth anniversary of the opening of the new terminal - and there was plenty for those present to celebrate.’
    • ‘Colombia ranks between fifth and tenth annually as a foreign oil supplier to the US.’
    • ‘The council is the lowest spending unitary council per head of population and had the tenth lowest council tax in the United Kingdom.’
    • ‘The date was August tenth, and Liz and Colin would be married in two days.’
    • ‘I was tenth in the class at the beginning of the school year.’
    • ‘In 1955, Delaware County ranked tenth in the nation for milk production on more than 2,000 farms.’
    • ‘She would be tenth of twenty acts to perform that night.’
    • ‘On this tenth anniversary, we owe it to them to remember.’
    • ‘But archaeologists found a Saxon upright loom weight dating back to the eighth and tenth centuries.’
    • ‘Hundreds of green-draped coffins were ready for burial today, marking this tenth anniversary of the genocide.’
    • ‘Coming up, we will have more looks back and looks ahead here from Los Angeles on this tenth anniversary of the riots.’
    • ‘Our democracy's tenth anniversary will coincide with an election year.’
    • ‘Sridhara is now believed to have lived in the ninth and tenth centuries.’
    • ‘Next year will be the tenth anniversary of Jack's passing but, in part because of folks like the ones on the panel, it feels like he's still around.’
    1. 1.1a tenth/one tenthEach of ten equal parts into which something is or may be divided.
      ‘a tenth of a second’
      • ‘In this exercise, the U.S. population is divided into tenths and represented by 10 students.’
      • ‘Aren't you supposed to divide the bill into tenths?’
      • ‘Yeah, your final grade was seven tenths of a percent higher than mine.’
      • ‘On the oval, a half tenth of a second is a lot in this series, and then you get into traffic and lose a second or two.’
      • ‘Bill Blass dresses one tenth of one percent of the American woman.’
      • ‘Bates College had only $106,000 in endowment per student, less than one tenth of Grinnell's.’
      • ‘One of those things you have to try once, just to see how the other tenth of the population lives.’
      • ‘You know, it was built for about a tenth of the population that it has now.’
      • ‘But as the tenths of seconds passed, out of the corner of my eye I saw him struggling.’
      • ‘My coach hoisted me up above the crowd and informed me that I had broken Scott's record by five tenths of a second.’
      • ‘By using it, I've learned that my swing on the course is two tenths of a second quicker than on the practice range.’
      • ‘This post will probably self destruct in three tenths of a second.’
      • ‘Over that same period, the poorest tenth of Asia's population saw median income rise by 58 percent.’
      • ‘‘Not a tenth of the destitute population could be supplied’, writes Ms. Smith.’
      • ‘The Labour party comprises seven tenths of the population and we're out to re-shape the world.’
      • ‘The insects weigh less than one tenth of an ounce (two grams), but eat their weight in food each day.’
      • ‘She came into my workplace the other day, and she was halfway friendly, but it wasn't even one tenth of the warmth she used to radiate towards me.’
      • ‘As a result, ‘we spend a great deal of time documenting every tenth of an hour, just like we're lawyers,’ he says.’
      • ‘The Patriot's control system kept track of time by counting tenths of a second; to convert the count into full seconds, the computer multiplied by 1 / 10.’
      • ‘If one divides the screen into 10 vertical strips of equal width, the first tenth on the left was the only part of the picture in focus.’
    2. 1.2US The tenth grade of a school.
      ‘Most small villages have nursery schools and ‘middle’ schools that go up to eighth grade and sometimes tenth.’
      • ‘The only time I had ever seen Belinda cry previously was when I was in ninth grade, she was in tenth, and her dad had died.’
    3. 1.3Music An interval or chord spanning an octave and a third in the diatonic scale, or a note separated from another by this interval.