[thou-zuh ndth, -zuh ntth, -zuh nth]
- a thousandth part, especially of one (1/1000).
- the thousandth member of a series.
- Also thousandth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the third digit to the right of the decimal point.
Origin of thousandth
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Examples from the Web for thousandth
That's because even a thousandth of the power of a human brain is—let's be honest—a bit of a joke.The Robots Are Coming!
May 14, 2013
His academic semiotic and philosophical works wield a thousandth of the influence of his bestsellers.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 10, 2012
September 10, 2012
Maybe a thousandth of what we'll have to have before we can take the Stretts as they will have to be taken.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
And for the thousandth time was he compelled to answer in the affirmative.The Doctor of Pimlico
William Le Queux
It was barely a thousandth part of the strength of the largest.Beyond the Vanishing Point
Raymond King Cummings
During the thousandth year the number of pilgrims increased.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
Moulavi Gergh Ali
I made your bricks, seasoned oak, and true to the thousandth of an inch, they was.The Magic City
- (usually prenominal)
- being the ordinal number of 1000 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
- (as noun)the thousandth in succession
- one of 1000 approximately equal parts of something
- (as modifier)a thousandth part
- one of 1000 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantitymillivolt Related prefix: milli-
- the fraction equal to one divided by 1000 (1/1000)
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Word Origin and History for thousandth
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