Definition of hundredth in English:

hundredth

ordinal number

  • 1Constituting number one hundred in a sequence; 100th.

    ‘her hundredth birthday’
    ‘the hundredth anniversary of his birth’
    • ‘With all this excitement over the hundredth shuttle launch, I took a trip over to the International Space Station webpage.’
    • ‘His historical work of 1898 was also a piece of symbolism, deliberately timed to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first book in vernacular Ukrainian.’
    • ‘A century after the Revolution of 1688, there was thought of celebrating its hundredth anniversary.’
    • ‘This set features two "special episodes," one of life-changing stories and another celebrating the show's hundredth episode.’
    • ‘Once I even got to hang around backstage, but felt rather squeamish about being the hundredth idiot to say, "Gee, I like your music".’
    • ‘In her hundredth year, she was still working.’
    • ‘Beatrice was very pleased to reach her hundredth birthday and make her local paper.’
    • ‘I could hardly begrudge him his lack of enthusiasm, we were probably the hundredth group he'd spoken to.’
    • ‘Roger sighed for what seemed the hundredth time that day.’
    • ‘I guarantee you're the hundredth person in history to think they "discovered" this spot.’
  • 2Each of one hundred equal parts into which something is or may be divided.

    ‘hundredths of a second determine the winners and losers’
    • ‘If the automobile industry had made as much progress as the computer industry in the past fifty years, a car today would cost a hundredth of a cent and go faster than the speed of light.’
    • ‘The smell is maybe a hundredth of what it was before.’
    • ‘These new-generation chemicals are 10 times more effective than earlier compounds at only a hundredth the cost.’
    • ‘Small things can shave a few hundredths from your time, and be the difference between a final and not, a medal and not — a gold and not.’
    • ‘His time over 200m was four hundredths of a second behind first place.’
    • ‘The overall GPA was calculated to the nearest hundredth of a point.’
    • ‘The lender typically pays 30 to 40 hundredths of a percentage point less than a bank would.’
    • ‘Two cyclists could be separated by just a couple of hundredths of a second at the finish line.’
    • ‘You can control the placement of all objects to within hundredths of a millimeter.’
    • ‘We are trying to do biology knowing perhaps only a tenth, or one hundredth, of our species.’

Pronunciation

hundredth

/ˈhʌndrədθ/