sixtieth

[ siks-tee-ith ]
/ ˈsɪks ti ɪθ /

adjective

next after the fifty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 60.
being one of 60 equal parts.

noun

a sixtieth part, especially of one (1/60).
the sixtieth member of a series.

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Origin of sixtieth

before 1000; Middle English sixtithe, sixtiaghte, Old English sixtighetha, sixteoghotha; see sixty, -eth2
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British Dictionary definitions for sixtieth

sixtieth
/ (ˈsɪkstɪəθ) /

adjective

(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of sixty in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc: often written 60th
  2. (as noun)the sixtieth in a row

noun

  1. one of 60 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier)a sixtieth part
the fraction equal to one divided by 60 (1/60)
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