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thousandth

[thou-zuh ndth, -zuh ntth, -zuh nth] /ˈθaʊ zəndθ, -zəntθ, -zənθ/
adjective
1.
last in order of a series of a thousand.
2.
being one of a thousand equal parts.
noun
3.
a thousandth part, especially of one (1/1000).
4.
the thousandth member of a series.
5.
Also, thousandth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the third digit to the right of the decimal point.
Origin of thousandth
1545-1555
1545-55; thousand + -th2
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  • But Marie was the thousandth woman—a true super-woman, in every sense of the word.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • "But nothing," I snapped, getting sore about it for the thousandth time.

    Tinker's Dam Joseph Tinker
  • A mil-ampere is a thousandth of an ampere just as a millimeter is a thousandth of a meter.

  • Verily, the wisest saint on earth cannot reach to the thousandth part thereof.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • He, who kills a breeding sow, destroys all her offspring, to the thousandth generation.

    The Life of Benjamin Franklin Mason Locke Weems
  • I have mentioned some grounds, but those are only a thousandth part of what might be mentioned.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • It will readily be seen that with the metric system it is possible to measure accurately the thousandth part of an inch.

  • He wondered for the thousandth time what made the difference.

    The Indifference of Juliet Grace S. Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for thousandth

thousandth

/ˈθaʊzənθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of 1000 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
  2. (as noun): the thousandth in succession
noun
2.
  1. one of 1000 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a thousandth part
3.
one of 1000 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity: millivolt, related prefix milli-
4.
the fraction equal to one divided by 1000 (1/1000)
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Word Origin and History for thousandth
adj.

1550s, from thousand + -th (1).

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