one-fourth

NOUN
  1. one of four equal parts
    a quarter of a pound
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How To Use one-fourth In A Sentence

  • The upland plateau known as the sierra represents about one-fourth of Peru's land and holds a majority of the country's population.
  • China's per capita water resources are one-fourth of the amount of the world average, and its per capita area of cultivatable farmland is 40 percent of the world average.
  • And the last sentence is just wrong as a formulation; we do not expect individual coin flips to be 50: 50; we expect that over long series of flips, the ratio of heads to tails approaches unity, the ratio of two successive heads appearing (as opposed to any possible sequence of heads and tails of length two) is one-fourth of unity, etc. Matthew Yglesias » The Bitter Fruits of a Finance-Oriented Economy
  • And convert it has, at astonishing speed. The sale of property rights for development, which accounts for fully one-fourth of the local government's annual revenue, jumped 18 percent last year.
  • Contracts for city paving and other improvements were let to favored bidders at an enormous figure, and Stone personally had one-fourth of the huge profits on "scamped" work, another fourth going to those who arranged the details and did the collecting. The Making of Bobby Burnit Being a Record of the Adventures of a Live American Young Man
  • Therefore to prove Theorem 9 it suffices to show that each polygonal base of the prism has area equal to one-fourth the lateral surface area of the prism.
  • Whenever a _level_ one-fourth teaspoonful is meant, as in the case of plasmogen, it is because the basic remedy is heavier and, therefore, the smaller quantity renders an equal amount in weight. Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration
  • While they can still be used for juice or purée, the crumbly fruit brings only about one-fourth the price per pound that growers get for fresh or individually quick-frozen fruit.
  • _Salmon: _ -- For each pound of goods, one-fourth pound of annotto, one-fourth pound of soap; rinse the goods well in warm water, put them into mixture and boil one-half hour. The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home
  • Suppose it be desired to photograph four different species of acari on one plate, the image of each when magnified to the desired extent only covering about one-fourth the exposed area of the plate. Scientific American Supplement, No. 483, April 4, 1885
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