# to-the

Phrase

- (mathematics)
*Short for*to the ... power, or to the (power of) ...*Two to the fourth equals sixteen.*- =
*Two to the fourth power equals sixteen.* - =
*Two to the four equals sixteen.* - = (
*Two to the power of four equals sixteen.*)

- =
*Ten to the fourth*(10,000)- =
*Ten to the four*

- =
*Ten to the minus four*(1/10,000)*Ten to the zero*(1)

- (slang) used in rap songs between the letters of a word being spelled
*J to the L-O*

Usage notes

- Use with ordinal numbers (first, tenth, hundredth) is somewhat more common and formal for positive integers.
- For negative, zero, or fractional powers, the ordinal form
*(minus tenth, zeroth, halfth*) is rare or non-existent without the word "power". - The use with cardinal numbers (one, ten, one hundred, zero, minus ten) is common in Mathematics and Computing and is almost always used for numbers other than positive integers.
- Formal usage with ordinals normally includes the word "power" for clarity, and the alternative form to the power of is preferred for powers that are not positive integers.

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