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Definition of the adjective 16th

What does 16th mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. coming next after the fifteenth in position
    • examples: Scientific knowledge has greatly advanced since the 16th century. | Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. | The fundamental principles of classical mechanics were laid down by Galileo and Newton in the 16th and 17th centuries. | Here is the final agenda for the meeting on June 16th. | The tamborim lends a very slightly uneven and highly distinctive 16th note groove to samba music. | Bon, an annual Buddhist event, is from July (or August on the lunar calendar) 13th to the 16th. | The Pope Benedict the 16th arrived in Germany on an official visit. | Announced on the 16th of October of 2012, Alpha Centauri Bb may be the closest planet outside our Solar System and may be a "lava world."
    • synonym of 16th: sixteenth
    • similar: ordinal

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