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[huhn-dridth, -dritth] /ˈhʌn drɪdθ, -drɪtθ/
next after the ninety-ninth; being the ordinal number for 100.
being one of 100 equal parts.
a hundredth part, especially of one (1/100).
the hundredth member of a series.
Also called hundredth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the second digit to the right of the decimal point.
Origin of hundredth
1250-1300; Middle English. See hundred, -th2 Unabridged
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  • That afternoon, late, when the old man drove his waggon up to me for the hundredth time it seemed, he smiled quizzically.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • She thrust it from her for the hundredth time, as the door-handle yielded to her touch.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • He could see only the hundredth part truth, and it assumed proportions so huge that he could see nothing else.

    The Dawn of a To-morrow Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The wife and children laugh for the hundredth time at the joke.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • We ranged the house from tower to cellar; we overhauled the tunnel, for, it seemed to me, the hundredth time.

    The House of a Thousand Candles Meredith Nicholson
  • An unsigned letter, including a version of the “Old hundredth.”

British Dictionary definitions for hundredth


(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of 100 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
  2. (as noun): the hundredth in line
  1. one of 100 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a hundredth part
one of 100 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity: centimetre, related prefix centi-
the fraction equal to one divided by 100 (1/100)
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Word Origin and History for hundredth

early 14c., from hundred + -th (1). Old English used hundrað.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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