1. one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    half a loaf
    half an hour
    a century and one half
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  • Coffee, sugar, cotton, and indigo (a blue dye) from Haiti accounted for nearly one-half of France's foreign trade.
  • Fresh and processed apples account for over one-half of total OP exposure and risk for children.
  • a monometallic seems to be that a single-metal standard leaves out one-half of the world's resources; but the same thing must occur with a bimetallic standard unless the metals can be placed and kept in a state of exact equilibrium, or so that nothing can be gained by the exchange of one for the other. American Eloquence, Volume 4 Studies In American Political History (1897)
  • The larval insects insert their proboscides into the bark of young shoots of certain lac-bearing trees, varieties of Ficus, draw out the sap for nutriment, and at once exude a resinous secretion which entirely covers their bodies and the twigs, often to the thickness of one-half inch. Handwork in Wood
  • The out-migration has reached epidemic proportions, especially among young people, " he says. "The school system here has one-half the students compared with three decades ago.
  • Minor sprains and strains and contusions constituted one-half of all injuries.
  • Eat about one-half cup of yogurt several times a day, especially when you take your protein.
  • Two hours after breakfast next morning give one-half dram of the oleoresin of male-fern in emulsion or capsule. The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies
  • Often referred to as shanty towns, these make-shift settlements now house one-third to one-half of the population of many cities.
  • A one-half microfarad condenser is placed in the receiver circuit at each station so that the line will not be tied up should some subscriber inadvertently leave his receiver off its hook. Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 A General Reference Work on Telephony, etc. etc.
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