Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to an unspecified ordinal number.
  • adjective Relatively large but unspecified.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Last or greatest in an indefinitely large series.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective mathematics Occurring at position n in a sequence.
  • adjective informal Occurring at a relatively large but unspecified position in a series.
  • noun mathematics The item at position n in a sequence.
  • noun informal The item in a relatively large but unspecified position in a series.

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

  • adjective last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
  • adjective last or greatest in an indefinitely large series

Etymologies

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

[n, indefinite number + –th.]

Examples

  • You note that twoth is used in mathematics and computing, and you mention the terms nth and zeroth.

    On twoth

  • It's just nice to see a a studio like Pixar taking real chances with the medium, risking failure to the "nth" degree to do so.

    RoBox Office

  • Also, I'll spare you all the "nth" rendition of my "I Hate All Second Term Presidencies, And Their Corollaries, Without Exception" rant, except to say that my views therein are, regrettably and deplorably, once again being validated.

    "The biggest question is how far can Democrats go in opposing this president?"

  • He taught a generation of us Hill rats how to investigate anything down to the "nth" degree, but on the other hand, he was extraordinarily difficult to work for -- one aide, in fact, after I left his office, quit and sent a letter excoriating Luken to the entire Energy and Commerce Committee in the House.

    Hill Rat: Blowing the Lid Off Congress

  • And if you think he could take that ride without wishing to the "nth" degree that she could be with him to share the joy, then, I assure you, you don't know to what music those gay, twinkling, trembling gold leaves above the _Brulé_ were beating time all night to the whisper of the wind and rustle of the pixy parachutes sailing mid-air.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness

  • This jQuery plugin can be used to modify any CSS values of the 'nth' occurrence of siblings with the same class

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Add (InvokeLispFunction ( "nth", New Object () {i, list}))

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

  • Add (InvokeLispFunction ( "nth", New Object () {i, list}))

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

  • Add (InvokeLispFunction ( "nth", New Object () {i, list}))

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

  • Add (InvokeLispFunction ( "nth", New Object () {i, list}))

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

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  • Perfect word for Scrabble or Boggle!

    December 11, 2006