# tenth

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

- one of ten equal parts, especially of one (1/10).
- the member of a series preceding the eleventh and following the ninth.
- Music.
- a tone distant from another tone by an interval of an octave and a third.
- the interval between such tones.
- the harmonic combination of such tones.

- Also called tenth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the first digit to the right of the decimal point.

- in the tenth place; tenthly.

## Origin of tenth

## Examples from the Web for tenth

### Contemporary Examples of tenth

In 2014 only a tenth as many tourists came as had come the year before.

How to Train Your Dragon 2, the tenth highest grossing movie in 2014 America, made $22 million at the Korean box office.

But today, five years later, there are less than a tenth that number serving in those two countries.

This would outfit less than one tenth of police officers nationwide but gets the idea circulating.

Buffalo ranked tenth in the nation, while Detroit and Pittsburgh ranked twelth and thirteenth, respectively.

### Historical Examples of tenth

They're in them nine tenths of the time to a man's one tenth.

Her Father's DaughterGene Stratton-Porter

Possession is nine points of the law, and Time may give the tenth.

Night and Morning, CompleteEdward Bulwer-Lytton

The competition had commenced, and I was the tenth on the list.

My Double LifeSarah Bernhardt

You haven't one tenth of what the other girls you go with have.

Alice AdamsBooth Tarkington

Even so, the tenth Earl of Brinstead had dined publicly with them.

Ruggles of Red GapHarry Leon Wilson

## tenth

- (usually prenominal)
- coming after the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of ten: often written 10th
- (as noun)see you on the tenth; tenth in line

- one of 10 approximately equal parts of something
- (as modifier)a tenth part

- one of 10 equal divisions of a particular measurement, etcdecibel Related prefix: deci-
- the fraction equal to one divided by ten (1/10)
- music
- an interval of one octave plus a third
- one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other

- Also: tenthly after the ninth person, position, event, etc

- Also: tenthly as the 10th point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument