sixth

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English[edit]

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English numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixth
    Multiplier: sextuple, sixfold

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English siexta, from Proto-Germanic *sehstô.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɪk(s)θ/, [sɪk(s)θ], [sɪk(s)t̪] (before a consonant often reduced to [sɪks])
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  • Rhymes: -ɪksθ
  • Homophone: six (frequent reduced form before a consonant)

Adjective[edit]

sixth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number six.

Synonyms[edit]

6th, 6th; (in names of monarchs and popes) VI

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

sixth (plural sixths)

  1. (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the sixth position.
  2. One of six equal parts of a whole.
  3. (music) The interval between one note and another, five notes higher in the scale, for example C to A, a major sixth, or C to A flat, a minor sixth. (Note that the interval covers six notes counting inclusively, for example C-D-E-F-G-A.)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (one of six equal parts):

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

sixth (third-person singular simple present sixths, present participle sixthing, simple past and past participle sixthed)

  1. to divide by six, which also means multiplying a denominator by six
    • 1993 Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments page 102
      Why would anyone use sixthing when any (N — a2) divisible by 6 would also be divisible by 3? The answer is that sometimes the numerator and/or the denominator is simpler in sixthing,

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