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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fifth  \Fifth\,  a.  [OE.  fifte,  fifthe,  AS  f[=i]fta.  See  {Five}.] 
  1.  Next  in  order  after  the  fourth  --  the  ordinal  of  five 
 
  2.  Consisting  of  one  of  five  equal  divisions  of  a  thing 
 
  {Fifth  monarchy  men}  (Hist.),  a  fanatical  sect  in  England,  of 
  the  time  of  the  commonwealth,  who  maintained  that  there 
  would  be  a  fifth  universal  monarchy,  during  which  Christ 
  would  reign  on  earth  a  thousand  years. 
 
  {Fifth  wheel},  a  horizontal  wheel  or  segment  above  the  fore 
  axle  of  a  carriage  and  beneath  the  body,  forming  an 
  extended  support  to  prevent  careening. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fifth  \Fifth\,  n. 
  1.  The  quotient  of  a  unit  divided  by  five  one  of  five  equal 
  parts  a  fifth  part 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fifth 
  adj  :  coming  next  after  the  fourth  and  just  before  the  sixth  in 
  position  [syn:  {5th}] 
  n  1:  a  quantity  of  liquor  equal  to  one  fifth  of  a  United  States 
  gallon 
  2:  position  five  in  a  countable  series  of  things  "he  was  fifth 
  out  of  several  hundred  runners" 
  3:  a  fifth  part  [syn:  {one-fifth},  {fifth  part},  {twenty 
  percent}] 
  4:  the  musical  interval  between  one  note  and  another  five  notes 
  away  from  it 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Fifth 
 
  An  enhanced  version  of  FORTH.  M.S.  Dissertation,  Cliff  Click 
  ,  Texas  A&M,  1985.  Available  from  the 
  Software  Construction  Co  (409)696-5432. 
 
 




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