March 14, 2011

Word of Day: Nth

Nth \ENTH\ adjective

1. Being the last in a series of infinitely decreasing or increasing values, amounts, etc.

2. (Of an item in a series of occurrences, planned events, things used, etc., that is thought of as being infinitely large) being the latest, or most recent.

Origin: Nth is the figurative use of the mathematical term indication indefinite number, in which n is an abbreviation for number.

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