Tenth vs Teenth - What's the difference?

tenth | teenth |

As nouns the difference between tenth and teenth

is that tenth is the person or thing in the tenth position while teenth is (slang|used in measuring drugs) a sixteenth (1/16) of an ounce.

As an adjective tenth

is the ordinal form of the number ten.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia tenth)


  • The ordinal form of the number ten.
  • Synonyms

    10th, 10th; (in names of monarchs and popes ) X


    (en noun)
  • The person or thing in the tenth position.
  • One of ten equal parts of a whole.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • (music) The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third.
  • (UK, legal, historical, in the plural) A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject.
  • (Webster 1913)

    See also

    tithe English ordinal numbers




    (en noun)
  • (slang, used in measuring drugs) A sixteenth (1/16) of an ounce