Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; a half; a century and one half.

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  • n. one of two equal parts of a divisible whole

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Examples

  • - And, of all the various it's-such-an-honor-to-be-nominated statements made yesterday, my favorite response came from Bret McKenzie, a new Oscar nominee for best song "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" and better known as one-half of the comedy duo "Flight of the Conchords."

    The Seattle Times

  • Black resistance to patriotic obligation peaked during the Vietnam War, when African Americans made up fully one-half of the eligible men who failed to register for the draft.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The studio chief said that he expected 95 percent of the respondents to ask for clean and wholesome films, but instead of finding 95 percent favoring clean pictures, I discovered that at least one-half, or possibly 60 percent, want pictures to be risqué, the French for smutty. . .

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The fractions in question are simply the coefficients of relationship appropriate to the neighbors whom he affects; unit for clonal individuals, one-half for sibs, one-quarter for half-sibs, one-eighth for cousins,... and finally zero for all neighbors whose relationship can be considered negligibly small.

    SuperCooperators

  • Nearly one-half of LAUSD students are not graduating on time, and current conditions in the schools are cheating our children out of a quality education that ensures they will grow up with a real chance to build a career and a fulfilling life.

    Elise Buik: It's Their Right: Our Children Deserve Access to a Quality Education

  • Economists say such a change is unlikely, but the comments reflected Beijing's unease about the dollar, which it uses for the bulk of its trade and to store an estimated one-half of its $2.5 trillion in reserves.

    Chinese bank lets U.S. customers buy, hold yuan

  • In a former life, when she was dating Ben Affleck, Lopez was one-half of the Bennifer paparazzi magnet.

    Jennifer Lopez has new plan: 'Back-up' film, music, family

  • Over one-half of children's deaths from pneumonia are cookstoves related.

    Kathy Bushkin Calvin: Pneumonia: One Disease, Two Solutions

  • By contrast, people who spent one-fourth of their time sitting had a 1 percent increase in mortality from cardiovascular disease; people who sat one-half of their time had an increase of 22 percent; three-quarters of their time 47 percent; and full-time sitters a whopping 54 percent increase in mortality.

    Suzanne O'Malley: Day Two: Heart Matters -- To Sit or Not to Sit?

  • Of course, this is easier in your native language than, for me, in Spanish, in which I am sesquilingual (speaking one and one-half languages)

    Access to medical specialists at Lakeside

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