one-half


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Noun1.one-half - one of two equal parts of a divisible wholeone-half - one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
fifty percent - a half expressed as a percentage
mediety, moiety - one of two (approximately) equal parts
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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.
Exactly one-half of the second page is occupied with an opera criticism, fifty-three lines (three of them being headlines), and "Death Notices," ten lines.
"Nevertheless, the creature is right," declared the Woggle-Bug; for twice one-half is one, and if you get to one it is easy to count from one up to seventeen by twos."
"One-half, one, three, five, seven, nine, eleven,!" counted Tip.
The nearer moon of Mars makes a complete revolution around the planet in a little over seven and one-half hours, so that she may be seen hurtling through the sky like some huge meteor two or three times each night, revealing all her phases during each transit of the heavens.
Nevertheless, not to extinguish our free will, I hold it to be true that Fortune is the arbiter of one-half of our actions,[*] but that she still leaves us to direct the other half, or perhaps a little less.
But the doctor, in carrying out a project known only to himself, resolved to fill his balloon only one-half; and, since he had to carry forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of gas, to give his balloon nearly double capacity he arranged it in that elongated, oval shape which has come to be preferred.
The odds of finding a lobster that is one-half green-brown and one-half orange-red are one in 100 million.
276) says that the S waves travel at about one-half the speed of the P waves.
* Acquisition financing for $160,000 for a single story and two and one-half story, mixed-use, walk-up w/2 apts, 1 comm'l unit and an outdoor parking lot, located in North Plainfield, NJ.
His wife filed a claim in a Texas state court opting out of the will and claiming a one-half interest in the community property, including the life insurance proceeds.
Both the overall CPI and the core CPI have been affected by a series of technical changes implemented by the Bureau of Labor Statistics over the past two and one-half years to obtain a more accurate measure of price changes.