Definitions

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

  • n. The ordinal number matching the number 100 in a series.
  • n. One of 100 equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The ordinal form of the number one hundred.
  • n. The person or thing in the hundredth position.
  • n. One of a hundred equal parts of a whole. Called also percent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Coming last of a hundred successive individuals or units.
  • adj. Forming one of a hundred equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a tenth.
  • n. One of a hundred equal parts into which one whole is, or may be, divided; the quotient of a unit divided by a hundred.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Next after the ninety-ninth: an ordinal numeral.
  • n. The quotient of unity divided by one hundred; one of a hundred equal parts of anything: as, one hundredth () of a mile.

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

  • adj. the ordinal number of one hundred in counting order
  • n. position 100 in a countable series of things
  • n. one part in a hundred equal parts

Etymologies

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Examples

  • [Page 422] this hundredth is too good for anybody I ever saw.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • It was the fourth day, and I was lounging in the camp's little market, improving my Persian by learning the ninety-nine names of God (only the Bactrian camels know the hundredth, which is why they look so deuced superior) from an Astrabad caravan-guard-turned-murderer, when Kutebar came in a great bustle to take me to Yakub Beg at once.

    The Sky Writer

  • I mean upper 1 percent, or what's called the hundredth percentile on intelligence tests.

    In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

  • Thirdly, it would have been senseless to sacrifice one's own troops in order to destroy the French army, which without external interference was destroying itself at such a rate that, though its path was not blocked, it could not carry across the frontier more than it actually did in December, namely a hundredth part of the original army.

    War and Peace

  • The meaning of which is this: -- in Rome, the customary interest for money was what was called _centesimæ usuræ_; that is, the hundredth part, or one per cent.

    The Caesars

  • There is something called the hundredth monkey effect - a phenomenon where supposedly a learned behavior spreads instantaneously from one group of monkeys to another once a critical number has learned it.

    New York Daily Photo

  • 'Never think yourself safe because you do your duty in ninety-nine points; it is the hundredth which is to be the ground of your self - denial, which must evidence, or rather instance and realize, your faith.'

    Abbeychurch

  • Thirdly, it would have been senseless to sacrifice one’s own troops in order to destroy the French army, which without external interference was destroying itself at such a rate that, though its path was not blocked, it could not carry across the frontier more than it actually did in December, namely a hundredth part of the original army.

    War and Peace

  • And when Tim Hagan, with straight left for the hundredth time to bleeding nose and mangled mouth, and with ever reiterant right hook to stomach, had him dazed and reeling, the breath whistling and sobbing through his lacerated lips — ­was no time for succor from palaces and bank accounts.

    CHAPTER IV

  • There I was, sitting half-naked in public for the tenth time that day, the hundredth time that month, the millionth time in my life — and the associations were inconsistent?

    The Case Against Breast-Feeding

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