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    Cardinal: twenty
    Ordinal: twentieth
    Adverbial: twenty times
    Multiplier: twentyfold

Etymology Edit

From earlier twenteth, twentith, from Middle English twentithe, twentiþe, from Old English twēntigoþa. Equivalent to twenty +‎ -eth.

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twentieth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number twenty.
    • 1980, Christopher C. Rand, “Introduction”, in The Wilderness (Yüan-yeh) 原野[1], →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page viii:
      As with most twentieth-century Chinese writers, little is known of Ts’ao Yü’s life. Though his ancestral home was Ch’ien-chiang 潛江, Hupei province, he himself was probably born in Tientsin in either 1909 or 1910.

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  • 20th, 20th; (in names of monarchs and popes) XX

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Noun Edit

twentieth (plural twentieths)

  1. A person or thing in the twentieth position.
  2. One of twenty equal parts of a whole.
    • 2021 December 29, Stephen Roberts, “Stories and facts behind railway plaques: Chester (1848)”, in Rail, number 947, page 57:
      There are some glittering stats out there regarding Brassey: namely that he'd built around one-third of Britain's railways by the time he was in his early 40s, and that by the time of his death (aged 65) he was responsible for around one-twentieth of the world's railways.

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