Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ordinal number matching the number 60 in a series.
  • n. One of 60 equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The ordinal form of the number sixty.
  • n. The person or thing in the sixtieth position.
  • n. One of sixty equal parts of a whole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Next in order after the fifty-ninth.
  • adj. Constituting or being one one of sixty equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • n. The quotient of a unit divided by sixty; one of sixty equal parts forming a whole.
  • n. The next in order after the fifty-ninth; the tenth after the fiftieth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Next in order after the fifty-ninth: an ordinal numeral.
  • Being one of sixty equal parts in to which anything is divided.
  • n. One of sixty equal parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. the ordinal number of sixty in counting order
  • n. one part in sixty equal parts
  • n. position 60 in a countable series of things

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Examples

  • In these oblations there is a progression as to the relation between the kind and the quantity: of the corn, the sixth of a tenth, that is, a sixtieth part of the quantity specified; of the oil, the tenth of a tenth, that is, an hundredth part; and of the flock, one from every two hundred.

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  • Even if we confine the discussion to the health care debate, where the four 'sixtieth' Senators 'appear at their most powerful, the question still remains: Does the failure to deliver a progressive bill lie in the institutional arrangements of government, or rather a failure of Democratic leadership?

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  • Not to mention the vast array of carrots and sticks that Obama has at his disposal to coax and cajole the 'sixtieth' Senators he has failed to use, and even worse, his proactive stance in empowering the Finance committee's half-Republican 'Gang of Six' that ended in disaster.

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  • Not to mention the vast array of carrots and sticks that Obama has at his disposal to coax and cajole the 'sixtieth'

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  • Starting on the sixtieth floor there were small ledges protruding from the sides of the building every ten floors for supers with flight or other transportation options to land in order to access the higher floors without going through the elevator or stairs.

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  • Policymakers and heads of state gathered in Geneva earlier this month to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the fiftieth anniversary of the 1961 Statelessness Convention.

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  • Now we're celebrating our sixtieth anniversary as Birkman International, and the Birkman Method has been used by some 3 million people and more than 5,000 organizations.

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  • With all the corrupt Party officials and cadres taken down in this crackdown action, it still hasn't smeared the reputation of the Party, in fact has displayed the central Party leadership's resolve to fight corruption, brightening up the Party's promise, you could even say this is a great gift leading up to the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

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  • On a recent business trip to SE Asia and all too aware of my impending sixtieth birthday next January, I reserved an extra day in Bangkok for some routine medical tests and procedures.

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  • This was yet another sensitive year for China, because of several anniversaries, including the sixtieth year of the establishment of Communist rule and the twentieth year since the Tiananmen Square uprising.

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