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Webster 1913 Edition


Tenth

Tenth

(tĕnth)
,
Adj.
[From
Ten
: cf. OE.
tethe
, AS.
teóða
. See
Ten
, and cf.
Tithe
.]
1.
Next in order after the ninth; coming after nine others.
2.
Constituting or being one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided.

Tenth

,
Noun.
1.
The next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others.
2.
The quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided.
3.
The tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe.
Shak.
4.
(Mus.)
The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third.
5.
pl.
(Eng. Law)
(a)
A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject.
(b)
(Eccl. Law)
The tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom, formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. It now forms a part of the fund called Queen Anne’s Bounty.
Burrill.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tenth

TENTH

,
Adj.
[from ten.] The ordinal of ten; the first after the ninth.

TENTH

,
Noun.
The tenth part.
1.
Tithe; the tenth part of annual produce or increase. The tenth of income is payable to the clergy in England, as it was to the priests among the Israelites.
2.
In music, the octave of the third; an interval comprehending nine conjoint degrees, or ten sounds, diatonically divided.

Definition 2022


tenth

tenth

English

English numbers
100
 <  9 10 11  > 
1
    Cardinal : ten
    Ordinal : tenth
    Multiplier : tenfold

Adjective

tenth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number ten.

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Noun

tenth (plural tenths)

  1. The person or thing in the tenth position.
  2. One of ten equal parts of a whole.
    • 2013 August 3, Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
  3. (music) The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third.
  4. (Britain, law, historical, in the plural) A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject.

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