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fourth

1. denoting the fourth forward ratio of a gearbox in motor vehicles
2. Music
a. the interval between one note and another four notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
3. the fourth forward ratio of a gearbox in a motor vehicle
4. a less common word for quarter
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And does it not now follow that, in this region, when I see a Plane and infer a Solid, I really see a Fourth unrecognized Dimension, not the same as colour, but existent, though infinitesimal and incapable of measurement?
But, just as there WAS the realm of Flatland, though that poor puny Lineland Monarch could neither turn to left nor right to discern it, and just as there WAS close at hand, and touching my frame, the land of Three Dimensions, though I, blind senseless wretch, had no power to touch it, no eye in my interior to discern it, so of a surety there is a Fourth Dimension, which my Lord perceives with the inner eye of thought.
If I am wrong, I yield, and will no longer demand a fourth Dimension; but, if I am right, my Lord will listen to reason.
And in any case, however great may be the number of different explanations, no one has adopted or suggested the theory of a Fourth Dimension.
de Busigny, the dragoon, the Swiss, and the fourth bettor.
770-779) To begin with, the first, the fourth, and the seventh -- on which Leto bare Apollo with the blade of gold -- each is a holy day.
The tenth is favourable for a male to be born; but, for a girl, the fourth day of the mid-month.
800-801) On the fourth of the month bring home your bride, but choose the omens which are best for this business.
In 1855, Brun-Rollet, a native of Savoy, appointed consul for Sardinia in Eastern Soudan, to take the place of Vaudey, who had just died, set out from Karthoum, and, under the name of Yacoub the merchant, trading in gums and ivory, got as far as Belenia, beyond the fourth degree, but had to return in ill-health to Karthoum, where he died in 1857.
`Really this is what is meant by the Fourth Dimension, though some people who talk about the Fourth Dimension do not know they mean it.
`But,' said the Medical Man, staring hard at a coal in the fire, `if Time is really only a fourth dimension of Space, why is it, and why has it always been, regarded as something different?
Autodesk Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results Led By Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR)

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