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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ordinal number matching the number 16 in a series.
  • n. One of 16 equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ordinal form of the number sixteen.
  • n. One of sixteen equal parts of a whole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth.
  • adj. Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • n. The quotient of a unit divided by sixteen; one of sixteen equal parts of one whole.
  • n. The next in order after the fifteenth; the sixth after the tenth.
  • n. An interval comprising two octaves and a second.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Next in order after the fifteenth; being the sixth after the tenth: the ordinal of sixteen.
  • Being one of sixteen equal parts into which a whole is divided.
  • n. One of sixteen equal parts.
  • n. In music: The melodic or harmonic interval of two octaves and a second.
  • n. A sixteenth-note.
  • n. In early Eng. law. a sixteenth of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one part in sixteen equal parts
  • adj. coming next after the fifteenth in position
  • n. position 16 in a countable series of things

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