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fifth

  

      adj   usually prenominal  
1   
a    coming after the fourth in order, position, time, etc. Often written 5th  
b    (as n.)  
he came on the fifth     
      n  
2   
a    one of five equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a fifth part     
3    the fraction equal to one divided by five (1/5)  
4      (Music)  
a    the interval between one note and another five notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale  
b    one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other  
   See also       perfect       9       diminished       2       interval       5  
5    an additional high gear fitted to some vehicles, esp. certain sports cars  
      adv  
6      (Also)    fifthly   after the fourth person, position, event, etc.  
      sentence connector  
7      (Also)    fifthly   as the fifth point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument  
     (Old English fifta)  


Fifth Amendment  
      n  
1    an amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating that no person may be compelled to testify against himself and that no person may be tried for a second time on a charge for which he has already been acquitted  
2    take the fifth (amendment)     (U.S.)   to refuse to answer a question on the grounds that it might incriminate oneself  
fifth column  
      n  
1    (originally) a group of Falangist sympathizers in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War who were prepared to join the four columns of insurgents marching on the city  
2    any group of hostile or subversive infiltrators; an enemy in one's midst  
  fifth columnist      n  
fifth disease  
      n   a mild infectious disease of childhood, caused by a virus, characterized by fever and a red rash spreading from the cheeks to the limbs and trunk,   (Also called)    slapped-cheek disease     (Technical name)    erythema infectiosum  
     (C20: from its being among the five most common childhood infections)  
fifth force  
      n   a hypothetical non-Newtonian repulsive component of the force of gravity, postulated as an addition to the four known fundamental forces (gravitational, electromagnetic, strong, and weak)  
fifth-generation  
      adj   denoting developments in computer design to produce machines with artifical intelligence  
Fifth Republic  
      n   the French republic established in 1958 as the successor to the Fourth Republic. Its constitution is characterized by the strong position of the president  
fifth wheel  
      n  
1    a spare wheel for a four-wheeled vehicle  
2    a steering bearing that enables the front axle of a horse-drawn vehicle to rotate relative to the body  
3    a superfluous or unnecessary person or thing  
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n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
n.
gender
n.
specific language used in the Pentagon
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
v.
to localize a website is to translate it in the local language of the ones who will read it.
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy

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