from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The ordinal number matching the number nine in a series.
- noun One of nine equal parts.
- noun A harmonic or melodic interval of an octave and a second.
- noun The tone at the upper limit of such an interval.
- noun A chord consisting of a root with its third, seventh, and ninth.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Next in order or rank after the eighth, or before the tenth: an ordinal numeral: as, the ninth row; the ninth regiment.
- Being one of nine: as, a ninth part.
- noun A ninth part; the quotient of unity divided by nine.
- noun In music, the interval, whether melodic or harmonic, between any tone and a tone one octave and one degree distant from it; also, a tone distant by such an interval from a given tone; a compound second.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quotient of one divided by nine; one of nine equal parts of a thing; the next after the eighth.
- noun An interval containing an octave and a second.
- noun A chord of the dominant seventh with the ninth added.
- adjective Following the eight and preceding the tenth; coming after eight others.
- adjective Constituting or being one of nine equal parts into which anything is divided.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective The
ordinalform of the number nine.
- noun The person or thing in the ninth position.
- noun One of nine equal parts of a whole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective coming next after the eighth and just before the tenth in position
- noun position nine in a countable series of things
- noun one part in nine equal parts
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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