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nine

See also: níne

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English cardinal numbers
8 9 10
    Cardinal : nine
    Ordinal : ninth

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From Middle English nine, from Old English niġon, from Proto-Germanic *newun, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

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nine

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 9; the number occurring after eight and before ten.
    A cat has nine lives.
  2. Describing a set or group with nine components.

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nine (plural nines)

  1. The digit or figure 9.
  2. (card games) A playing card with nine pips.
  3. (weaponry) A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
  4. (computing, engineering, usually in plural) A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).
    They guaranteed that our Web site would have 99.99% uptime, or four nines.
  5. (baseball) A baseball club, a baseball team (composed of nine players).
    • 1877, Chicago Times, July 8, 1877:[1]
      The St. Louis club is the only nine in the league which gives its patrons the right to see a full game or no pay.

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  1. ^ Peter Morris, A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball, 15.1.3 Rain Checks, pp. 411–412

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nine

  1. (Alsatian) nine

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nine (definite accusative nineyi, plural nineler)

  1. grandmother

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