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    Cardinal: eight
    Ordinal: eighth
    Latinate ordinal: octonary
    Adverbial: eight times
    Multiplier: eightfold
    Latinate multiplier: octuple
    Distributive: octuply
    Group collective: eightsome
    Multipart collective: octuplet
    Greek or Latinate collective: octad
    Greek collective prefix: octo-, octa-
    Latinate collective prefix: octo-
    Fractional: eighth
    Latinate fractional prefix: octant-
    Elemental: octuplet
    Greek prefix: ogdo-
    Number of musicians: octet
    Number of years: octennium

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Etymology

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From Middle English eiȝtthe, from Old English eahtoþa, from Proto-Germanic *ahtudô.

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Adjective

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eighth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number eight.

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Noun

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eighth (plural eighths)

  1. The person or thing in the eighth position.
  2. One of eight equal parts of a whole.
  3. (slang) An eighth of an ounce, or approximately 3.5 grams, of marijuana or other drugs.

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  • (person or thing in the eighth position): eighth one
  • (One of eight equal parts): , half-quarter, henry (for an eighth of an ounce of marijuana in the UK)
  • (⅛ oz.): ochava (historical Spanish contexts)

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  • (One of eight equal parts): epogdoon (a number greater by a ratio of nine to eight; 1+18)

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eighth (third-person singular simple present eighths, present participle eighthing, simple past and past participle eighthed)

  1. to divide by eight
    • 2013, Raindance Producers' Lab Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking[1], page 31:
      The first step is to eighth the script out. See figure 3.6 overleaf. Eighthing a script is subjective.

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