two-thirds


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two-thirds

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two thirds

pron
(Mathematics) two out of three equal parts of something
adv
(Mathematics) to the extent of being two out of three equal parts of something
adj
(Mathematics) of, relating to, or consisting of two out of three equal parts of something
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Noun1.two-thirds - two of three equal parts of a divisible wholetwo-thirds - two of three equal parts of a divisible whole
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
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Each house may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.
If you march thirty LI with the same object, two-thirds of your army will arrive.
Balloons, then, are usually only two-thirds filled.
He ran to his room overhead and brought down a bottle which was two-thirds full.
Whether the government is intended to please the Indians by amending the constitution or there are other agendas to fulfill while securing two-thirds majority, the government has not made clear.
She said the new lawmakers occupy a pivotal position to give new impetus to the two-thirds gender rule, which is yet to be attained.
The Constitution sought to give greater representation to women through the two-thirds gender principle, but this seems to have become a contentious issue.
David Dewhurst weighed in on the Senate's two-thirds rule and his possible picks for the chairmanships of key committees.
But in February, the state Supreme Court said the voter-approved requirement for a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to raise taxes is unconstitutional, and that a constitutional amendment would be necessary to impose such a rule.
The office that sets measurement standards said last week that its proposed two-thirds pint measure for draft beer could be on tap as soon as April.
VATICAN CITY -- In a decision published June 26, Pope Benedict XVI said that popes must always be elected by a two-thirds majority of eligible Catholic cardinals.
Net report, released by Orange Broadband, revealed that more than two-thirds of North East based respondents were regularly trading items on popular auction sites while 59% of people in the rest of the UK log on to find a deal or make extra cash.