Definitions

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  • noun nonstandard Two thirds; the amount or proportion corresponding to two out of three.

Etymologies

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two +‎ thirds

Examples

  • A network of Michigan hospitals that adopted the checklist slashed infections by twothirds, saving more than 1,500 lives and $200million in the first 18 months.

    Do No Harm

  • Plato wrote of the "golden proportions," which dubbed the width of an ideal face an exact twothirds its length, a nose no longer than the distance between the eyes.

    The Beauty Advantage

  • Minorities are expected to account for more than twothirds of the net increase in households over the next decade, with the foreign born alone contributing at least one-third of the gains.

    Irony thy name is Mark Kirk

  • The report finds that over 80% of the abstinence-only curricula, used by over twothirds of SPRANS grantees in 2003, contain false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health.

    THE NEWS BLOG

  • Slowly, slowly, the treasure ship—the remaining twothirds of it—skidded roughly to a halt.

    The Viking Claw

  • While deputies quickly agreed to restore the monarchy, the main source of contention was whether a twothirds majority should be required to pass all legislation.

    DELIVER US FROM EVIL

  • While deputies quickly agreed to restore the monarchy, the main source of contention was whether a twothirds majority should be required to pass all legislation.

    DELIVER US FROM EVIL

  • Cerebrovascular Disease: The death rate from cerebrovascular disease (stroke) decreased by more than twothirds (from 88.6 to 26.5) between 1950 and 1993.

    The Population of the United States

  • Of all the persons that enter the FSP, half leave the program in six months or less and twothirds leave within one year.

    Npr Accompanying Report Department Of Agriculture

  • Of all the persons that enter the FSP, half leave the program in six months or less and twothirds leave within one year.

    Npr Accompanying Report On The Department Of Agriculture

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