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Definitions of fifth:

part of speech: noun

One of five equal parts; in music, an interval of three tones and a semitone; the dominant.

part of speech: adjective

Next in order after fourth.

part of speech: noun

One of five equal parts.

part of speech: adjective

Ordinal of 5; next after the fourth; one of five equal parts; in music, an interval of three tones and a semitone.

part of speech: adjective

Next after the fourth.

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A machine for raising water in large quantities; a wheel moved by water, and employed to set machinery in motion- overshot, when the water acts on the wheel from above- undershot, when the water acts below on the lower part of the wheel- rim- breast, when the water acts on a part of the wheel- rim near the axis. ...

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