nth nth  /ˈɛnθ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) last or greatest in an indefinitely large series

Usage(s):

  1. Fora TV is the place to turn to after you've seen your nth viral video and realize your brain itself is in danger of becoming infected.
  2. Mahoney is his name, and his despair is the nth term in a series of miseries.
  3. The straight paintingspigment on canvasare the weaker and look like nth-generation abstract expressionism, which, in fact, they are.

News

  1. Comments

    Before participating in a beer judging, the thought of such an event conjured visions of a white walled, nondescript room filled with long tables flanked by rigid chairs supporting hard men focused to the nth degree on the finer points of the ales and lagers submitted for their consideration.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

  2. "Herd" the News? Cow Appreciation Day is Just a Moo-nth Away!

    ATLANTA, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chick-fil-A is issuing a one-month reminder cattle call to its udderly cool customers!  As part of the Atlanta-based restaurant chain's ninth annual Cow Appreciation ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. In an interview with the New York Times last week, Stern said, "If our players are unhappy with it (new ball), we have to analyze to the nth degree the cause of their unhappiness. I'm not pleased, but I'm realistic. We've got to do the right thing...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: David Stern Source: MLive.com

  2. "It's like all the other guys are playing big league baseball and he's playing T-ball," Houston general manager Ed Wade said. "That's how easy he's making it look. He's simplified it to the nth degree."
    on May 23, 2008 By: Ed Wade Source: USA Today

  3. "The Nth degree of due diligence was done on the medical side," Sabean said. "This is something we couldn't pinpoint, and it shows the medical profession isn't perfect. . . . There's nothing more we could've done."
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Brian Sabean Source: San Jose Mercury News

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