sixteenth

[ siks-teenth ]

adjective
  1. next after the fifteenth; being the ordinal number for 16.

  2. being one of 16 equal parts.

noun
  1. a sixteenth part, especially of one (1/16).

  2. the sixteenth member of a series.

Origin of sixteenth

1
before 900; Middle English sixtenthe (see sixteen, -th2); replacing Middle English sixtenthe, sixtethe,Old English sixtēotha (see tithe)

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British Dictionary definitions for sixteenth

sixteenth

/ (ˈsɪksˈtiːnθ) /


adjective
  1. (usually prenominal)

    • coming after the fifteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of sixteen: often written 16th

    • (as noun): the sixteenth of the month

noun
    • one of 16 equal or nearly equal parts of something

    • (as modifier): a sixteenth part

  1. the fraction that is equal to one divided by 16 (1/16)

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