- next after the fifty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 60.
- being one of 60 equal parts.
- a sixtieth part, especially of one (1/60).
- the sixtieth member of a series.
Origin of sixtieth
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Examples from the Web for sixtieth
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He died in April 1699, soon after he had entered his sixtieth year.A History of French Literature
The most part have died at or about their twelve hundred and sixtieth year.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber
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The twenty-fourth day of the first moon of the sixtieth year of the reign of Kien Long.
Up there, the lights on the sixtieth floor gleamed in the night.The Penal Cluster
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He was born March 2, 1316, and in 1375 was in his sixtieth year.The Bruce
- (usually prenominal)
- being the ordinal number of sixty in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc: often written 60th
- (as noun)the sixtieth in a row
- one of 60 approximately equal parts of something
- (as modifier)a sixtieth part
- the fraction equal to one divided by 60 (1/60)
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Word Origin and History for sixtieth
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