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fourth meaning

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  • Fourth or 4th can refer to: Fourth, the ordinal number following third fraction (mathematics), one quarter or ¼, equal to 0.25 Preceded by the, refers to the United States holiday of Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July.
  • NounPLfourths
    1. (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the fourth position.
      1. (chiefly American) A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.
        1. (not used in the plural) The fourth gear of an engine.
          1. (music) A musical interval which spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).
          2. Adjective
            1. The ordinal form of the number four.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • a quantity involved to the third or fourth power ‎
                • The second Book is divided into eight Chapters, treats of the origin of the Greek Characters, and changes that happen'd in them, to the fourth Century of the common Era.
                • ... the simplest thing John Prescott could do, to help secure a fourth term for Labour, would be to disapparate, taking his fellow revenants with him. ( - The Observer)
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • The false primary about one third the length of the first, which is shorter than the fourth.

            Meaning of fourth for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "fourth" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Uncomparable adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
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