inth degree

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by Alfry, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Alfry

    Alfry Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian
    hello world,

    I cannot figure what inth degree means in this context:

    our biggest mistake worldwide is our insistence on perceiving every new development as a culmination or a climax. the great 'al last' or 'inth degree'.

    I got the sense, something like 'non plus ultra' but i'm searching for a translation.
    Any help will be appreciated.
    thanks
     
  2. anna1979 New Member

    Italy/Italian
    I think it actually translates as "ennesimo grado"
     
  3. Alfry

    Alfry Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian
    Si certo, hai ragione.
    Grazie,
    sei bravissima
     
  4. leenico

    leenico Senior Member

    U.S.A. english
    Alfry! My good friend. It's not "inth" degree. It is "nth" degree. It means to the extreme (utmost) degree. :D
     
  5. Alfry

    Alfry Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian
    thanks Lee,
    maybe an error in the book...
    sometimes it happens, it wouldn't be the first time.
    ;)
     

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