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  1. next after the eighteenth; being the ordinal number for 19.
  2. being one of 19 equal parts.
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  1. a nineteenth part, especially of one (1/19).
  2. the nineteenth member of a series.
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Origin of nineteenth

before 900; Middle English nyntenthe (see nineteen, -th2); replacing nientethe, Old English nigonteotha; see nine, tithe
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  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
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    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 Origin and History for nineteenth


late 14c., nyntenthe; from nineteen + -th (1); a replacement or modification of nigonteoþa, from Old English nigon-teoða. Nineteenth hole "bar-room in a golf clubhouse" is attested from 1901.

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