twentieth

[ twen-tee-ith, twuhn- ]
/ ˈtwɛn ti ɪθ, ˈtwʌn- /

adjective

next after the nineteenth; being the ordinal number for 20.
being one of 20 equal parts.

noun

a twentieth part, especially of one (1/20).
the twentieth member of a series.

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Origin of twentieth

before 900; Middle English twentithe,Old English twentigotha.See twenty, -eth2
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British Dictionary definitions for twentieth

twentieth
/ (ˈtwɛntɪɪθ) /

adjective

(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the nineteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of twenty: often written 20th
  2. (as noun)he left on the twentieth

noun

  1. one of 20 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier)a twentieth part
the fraction that is equal to one divided by 20 (1/20)

Word Origin for twentieth

from Old English twentigotha
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