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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - one of four equal partsone-fourth - one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
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One-fourth of the first page is taken up with the heading of the journal; this gives it a rather top-heavy appearance; the rest of the first page is reading-matter; all of the second page is reading-matter; the other six pages are devoted to advertisements.
Next we have the pica heading, "News of the Day," under which the following facts are set forth: Prince Leopold is going on a visit to Vienna, six lines; Prince Arnulph is coming back from Russia, two lines; the Landtag will meet at ten o'clock in the morning and consider an election law, three lines and one word over; a city government item, five and one-half lines; prices of tickets to the proposed grand Charity Ball, twenty-three lines--for this one item occupies almost one-fourth of the entire first page; there is to be a wonderful Wagner concert in Frankfurt-on-the-Main, with an orchestra of one hundred and eight instruments, seven and one-half lines.
So enormous has been the use of copper wire since then by the telephone companies, that fully one-fourth of all the capital invested in the telephone has gone to the owners of the copper mines.
His head composed full one-fourth of his whole length, and the cue that depended from its rear occupied another.
Adventure," one-fourth as long, had brought him twice as much from THE MILLENNIUM.
I split it four ways: one-fourth to Johnny, one-fourth to the ship, one-fourth to me as owner, and one-fourth to me as skipper.
I SHALL never forget the one-fourth serious and three-fourths comical astonishment, with which, on the morning of the third of January eighteen-hundred-and-forty-two, I opened the door of, and put my head into, a 'state-room' on board the Britannia steam- packet, twelve hundred tons burthen per register, bound for Halifax and Boston, and carrying Her Majesty's mails.
At the time of the examination, one-fourth of the bipolar children were slightly manic, one-fourth were mildly depressed, and the rest were neither.
One-third moved assets to less risky investments, and one-fourth of the affluent switched some assets into vehicles with guaranteed rates of return.
SonoCine catches that missed one-fourth of cancer diagnoses, he said.
When you buy a Divx movie disk--for about one-fourth the price of an ordinary DVD movie--the player lets you watch it for 48 hours.
Given the company's internal growth plans of HomeTown Buffet restaurants and its approximately one-fourth of an interest in Americana Entertainment Group Inc.