Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • This, too, in the face of the fact that only _one-third_ of the 728 victims to mobs have been _charged_ with rape, to say nothing of those of that one-third who were innocent of the charge.

    Southern Horrors Lynch Law in All Its Phases

  • The latest collaboration--it hits stores and the web this month--is with indie style icon, model and nightlife fixture Leigh Lezark, who's best known as one-third of the New York City-based DJ trio The Misshapes.

    Meredith Barnett: Indie Label Surface to Air's Women's Designer on Collaborating with Leigh Lezark

  • Today, around one-third of the English vocabulary is “French,” borrowed from one or another of its medieval and modern versions.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Some traditionalists argued that, since only one-third of senators are up for election at a time, the Senate is a continuing body with continuing rules.

    The Good Fight

  • We agreed to consolidate several of the Okinawa installations, give up the facility we used at Futenma, and return nearly one-third of the land to Japan over the next five to seven years.

    The Good Fight

  • In 1984, at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, American women earned more than one-third of the medals on a U.S. team that dominated the competition, and female athletes such as Mary Lou Retton and Jackie Joyner-Kersee became international stars.

    The Good Fight

  • Nowhere were women more free from the expectations that they be wives and mothers than in revolutionary Philadelphia, where more than one-third of the adult female population was not only unmarried but also living with nonrelatives.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • When researchers surveyed one thousand public school children in New York in 1910, nearly 90 percent of the girls but only one-third of the boys reported they knew how to dance.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The evidence at trial showed that the 1978 Bronco is an unstable sport utility vehicle that Ford marketed for American families with a roof that is two-thirds plastic/one-third steel and has no roll bar.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • One of Deisseroth's colleagues designed a paddle about one-third the length of a popsicle stick.

    Mind control with sound and light - Boing Boing

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