hundredth

[ huhn-dridth, -dritth ]
/ ˈhʌn drɪdθ, -drɪtθ /

adjective

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hundred years' war,
  2. hundred's place,
  3. hundred-percenter,
  4. hundredfold,
  5. hundreds and thousands,
  6. hundredweight,
  7. huneker,
  8. huneker, james gibbons,
  9. hung,
  10. hung hsiu-ch'uan

Origin of hundredth

1250–1300; Middle English. See hundred, -th2

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British Dictionary definitions for hundredth

hundredth

/ (ˈhʌndrədθ) /

adjective

(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of 100 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
  2. (as noun)the hundredth in line

noun

  1. one of 100 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier)a hundredth part
one of 100 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantitycentimetre Related prefix: centi-
the fraction equal to one divided by 100 (1/100)
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Word Origin and History for hundredth

hundredth

early 14c., from hundred + -th (1). Old English used hundrað.

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