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  • n  position eight in a countable series of things
  • n  one part in eight equal parts
  • s  coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position

  • In an art room, eighth-graders are shaping clay vessels to be baked in the school kiln.
  • New government research indicates that 19 percent of eighth graders smoke at least occasionally, up nearly one-third from a survey taken three years ago.
  • The gap between white and black eighth-graders has widened slightly in math, for example.
News & Articles


  • Jim Leyland in The Associated Press
    This is a blow because we thought we had it set up pretty good with Perry in the seventh, Zumaya in the eighth and Valverde closing,Leyland said. "Obviously Zumaya is a big void, but we'll go on. Somebody needs to step up and we'll go on."
  • David Miliband in Reuters India
    Our ambassador was told that the eighth person would indeed be released today, that the papers have been signed and there would not be a court process or charges, Miliband told the BBC's Andrew Marr programme. "That leaves one more in...
  • Carlos Zambrano in ESPN
    I understand the situation,Zambrano said. "I understand that we need a little, little help in the bullpen. Look, we already lost three or four games in the eighth inning or in relief."

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