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Definition of Tenth


  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.
  3. The next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others.
  4. The quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided.
  5. The tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Tenth Quotations

I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.
Groucho Marx

Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.
Horace Walpole

If all you have to offer is a look that is supposed to be appealing, the you are going to be paid attention to about a tenth as long as you would be if when you speak you are interesting.
Julia Roberts

Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.
William Feather

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.
T. E. Lawrence
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Tenth Translations

tenth in Danish is tiende
tenth in Dutch is tiende
tenth in German is zehnter, zehnte
tenth in Latin is decimus
tenth in Norwegian is tiende
tenth in Swedish is tionde

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