Sunday, December 19, 2010


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

According to
Dating to 1852, the phrase to the nth is a figurative application of a mathematical term indicating an indefinite number. N is an abbreviation for number.

*Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Sunday, December 19

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