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[thou-zuh ndth, -zuh ntth, -zuh nth] /ˈθaʊ zəndθ, -zəntθ, -zənθ/
last in order of a series of a thousand.
being one of a thousand equal parts.
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
First recorded in 1545-55; thousand + -th2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of 1000 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
  2. (as noun): the thousandth in succession
  1. one of 1000 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a thousandth part
one of 1000 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity: millivolt, related prefix milli-
the fraction equal to one divided by 1000 (1/1000)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for thousandth

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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