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nineteenth

[ nahyn-teenth ]

adjective

  1. next after the eighteenth; being the ordinal number for 19.
  2. being one of 19 equal parts.


noun

  1. a nineteenth part, especially of one (1/19).
  2. the nineteenth member of a series.

nineteenth

/ ˌnaɪnˈtiːnθ /

adjective

  1. usually prenominal
    1. coming after the eighteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc, being the ordinal number of nineteen. Often written: 19th
    2. ( as noun )

      the nineteenth was rainy



noun

    1. one of 19 approximately equal parts of something
    2. ( as modifier )

      a nineteenth part

  1. the fraction that is equal to one divided by 19 ( 1 19 )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nineteenth1

before 900; Middle English nyntenthe ( nineteen, -th 2 ); replacing nientethe, Old English nigonteotha; nine, tithe

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Example Sentences

Sprawling across a quarter of the globe, the nineteenth and twentieth-century British Empire was the largest in history.

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This was all the rage among Bible scholars in the nineteenth century.

First appearing in 1779, sex-assignment surgeries became increasingly popular from the nineteenth century onward.

A series of political movements and cultural revolutions changed this, beginning as far back as the nineteenth century.

The origins of the term dyslexia can be traced back to late nineteenth century Europe.

He has compared attempts to justify slavery as being like attempts to justify slavery in the nineteenth century.

The "new world" was really found in the wonder-years of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

The economists and the leading thinkers of the nineteenth century were in no doubt about this question.

The narrow individualism of the nineteenth century refused to recognize the social duty of supporting somebody else's grandmother.

The attitude of the nineteenth century upon this point was little short of insane.

As my friend said, could any one believe this of a well-educated man in the nineteenth century?

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