sixteenth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sixteenth" in British English

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sixteenthordinal number

uk   us   /ˌsɪkˈstiːnθ/
16th written as a word: Their ​anniversary is on the sixteenth (ofJune).

sixteenthnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌsɪkˈstiːnθ/
one of 16 ​equalparts of something: It ​weighs only a sixteenth of an ​ounce.
(Definition of sixteenth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sixteenthadjective, adverb, noun [C]

 us   /sɪksˈtinθ/
(in the ​position of) the ​number 16 in a ​series; 16th: On this ​list, my ​name is sixteenth. [C] This is the sixteenth of ​August. A sixteenth is one of sixteen ​equalparts of something.
(Definition of sixteenth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sixteenth”
in Arabic السادِس عَشْر…
in Korean 열여섯 번쨰, 16번째…
in Portuguese décimo sexto…
in Catalan setzè…
in Japanese (16thの文字表記)16番目の, 第16の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第十六(的)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第十六(的)…
in Italian sedicesimo…
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