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fiftieth

[fif-tee-ith] /ˈfɪf ti ɪθ/
adjective
1.
next after the forty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 50.
2.
being one of 50 equal parts.
noun
3.
a fiftieth part, especially of one (1/50).
4.
the fiftieth member of a series.
Origin of fiftieth
1000
before 1000; Middle English fiftithe, Old English fīftigotha. See fifty, -th2
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fiftieth

/ˈfɪftɪɪθ/
adjective
1.
  1. being the ordinal number of fifty in order, position, time, etc. Often written: 50th
  2. (as noun): the fiftieth in the series
noun
2.
  1. one of 50 equal or approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a fiftieth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 50 (1/50)
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Word Origin and History for fiftieth
adj.

Old English fiftigoða; see fifty + -th (1). Cf. Old Norse fimmtugande, and, with a different suffix, Old Frisian fiftichsta, Dutch vijftigste, Old High German fimfzugsto, German fünfzigste.

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