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[ huhn-dridth, -dritth ]


  1. next after the ninety-ninth; being the ordinal number for 100.
  2. being one of 100 equal parts.


  1. a hundredth part, especially of one (1/100).
  2. the hundredth member of a series.
  3. Also called hundredth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the second digit to the right of the decimal point.


/ ˈhʌndrədθ /


  1. 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

  1. one of 100 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantity centi-


  2. the fraction equal to one divided by 100 ( 1 100 )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hundredth1

1250–1300; Middle English. See hundred, -th 2

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Example Sentences

To mimic the trilobite’s ability, the team constructed a metalens, a type of flat lens made up of millions of differently sized rectangular nanopillars arranged like a cityscape — if skyscrapers were one two-hundredth the width of a human hair.

You can watch them consider lines dozens of moves into the future and evaluate positions to the hundredth of a pawn.

Put together, tiers three to five total less than a couple hundredths of a percent of the population, so a very rarefied group.

Tears have been shed when our adult brains best his for the hundredth time at The Memory Game.

The modern Iraqi state is less than a century old but it may not survive to mark its hundredth birthday.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is unleashing its three-hundredth episode tonight on CBS.

Of course, when growth's anemic, you hate to lose even a hundredth of a percentage point.

Are they the same shape and size, down to the nearest hundredth millimeter?

All the eight planets added together only make one-seven-hundredth part of his weight.

It thus appears that the mass of all the planets is about one seven hundredth that of the sun.

And yet the Alps are little more than half the hight of the Andes, and not more than a hundredth part of their mass.

Therefore its channel is usually not a hundredth part as wide as the gorge or valley in which it lies.

A few days ago a great festival took place at Mannheim, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Beethovens birth.





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