EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN | IDIOMS 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. Idioms the nth , degree/ power a high degree or power. the utmost degree or extent: The new hotel was luxurious to the nth degree. Origin of nth
First recorded in
N (symbol, def. 5) +
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Examples from the Web for nth Contemporary Examples of nth
And so for the
nth time, NBC is threatening to leave Dick, this time for good.
And I think that code was upheld to the
nth degree in this case. Historical Examples of nth
Neither would my six brothers, nor any of our descendants to the
Such rank superiority irritated the soldier to the
They represent understatement to the
nth when applied to the front trenches.
Wilkerson is not a creator, he's just nature keyed up to the
Her mind was her mother's mind raised to the
nth power, and enhanced by the genius she was trying to crush. British Dictionary definitions for nth adjective maths of or representing an unspecified ordinal number, usually the greatest in a series of values the nth power informal being the last, most recent, or most extreme of a long series for the nth time, eat your lunch! to the nth degree informal to the utmost extreme; as much as possible
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Word Origin and History for nth
1852, in phrase
to the nth, figurative use of a mathematical term indicating indefinite number, in which n is an abbreviation for number (n.).
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