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adjective
being the last in a series of infinitely decreasing or increasing values, amounts, etc.
(of an item in a series of occurrences, planned events, things used, etc., that is thought of as being infinitely large) being the latest, or most recent:This is the nth time I've told you to eat slowly.
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Idioms about nth

    the nth degree / power,
    1. a high degree or power.
    2. the utmost degree or extent: The new hotel was luxurious to the nth degree.

Origin of nth

First recorded in 1850–55; N (the symbol in mathematics) + -th2

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British Dictionary definitions for nth (1 of 2)

nth
/ (ɛnθ) /

adjective
maths of or representing an unspecified ordinal number, usually the greatest in a series of valuesthe nth power
informal being the last, most recent, or most extreme of a long seriesfor the nth time, eat your lunch!
to the nth degree informal to the utmost extreme; as much as possible

British Dictionary definitions for nth (2 of 2)

Nth

abbreviation for
North
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Other Idioms and Phrases with nth

nth

see to the nth degree.

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