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thirteenth

[ thur-teenth ]
/ ˈθɜrˈtinθ /
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adjective

next after the twelfth; being the ordinal number for 13.
being one of 13 equal parts.

noun

a thirteenth part, especially of one (1/13).
the thirteenth member of a series.

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Origin of thirteenth

before 900; thirteen + -th2; replacing Middle English thrittenthe (see three, tenth), Old English thryttēotha (see tithe)
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British Dictionary definitions for thirteenth

thirteenth
/ (ˈθɜːˈtiːnθ) /

adjective

(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the twelfth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of thirteen: often written 13th
  2. (as noun)Friday the thirteenth

noun

  1. one of 13 equal or nearly equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier)a thirteenth part
the fraction equal to one divided by 13 (1/13)
music
  1. an interval of one octave plus a sixthSee also interval (def. 5)
  2. short for thirteenth chord
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