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

  • adj. Relating to an unspecified ordinal number: ten to the nth power.
  • adj. Highest; utmost: delighted to the nth degree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Occurring at position n in a sequence.
  • adj. Occurring at a relatively large but unspecified position in a series.
  • n. The item at position n in a sequence.
  • n. The item in a relatively large but unspecified position in a series.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Last or greatest in an indefinitely large series.

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

  • adj. last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
  • adj. last or greatest in an indefinitely large series


n2, indefinite number + -th3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • MP's cannot claim (from the public purse) no more than £20K housing benefit in any year for their first or second, 3rd, 'nth' residence?

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  • Nobody understands the rule to the "nth" degree anyway - it seems like it's the most confounding rule on the planet. Top Stories RSS


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