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sixth

ordinal number uk   /sɪksθ/ us  
A2 6th written as a word: I have to return my library books on the sixth (of July). England were/came sixth in the 100 metres.Ordinal numbers

sixth

noun [C] uk   /sɪksθ/ us  
one of six equal parts of something: Cut the cake into sixths.Fractions
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