one-eighth one-eighth

Definition(s):

  • (n) one part in eight equal parts

Usage(s):

  1. Architect Saarinen's auditorium is as simple and modern as an airplane hangar; he sees it as a huge, concrete shell, one-eighth of a sphere, planted on the ground at three points.
  2. Still, only one-eighth of the increase of total Thailand investment between 1985 and 1990 came from abroad.
  3. Their palms were covered with great ulcers, about one-half inch in diameter, one-sixteenth to one-eighth inch deep; the margins were irregular in outline and thickened.

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  1. "It's kind of a big difference when you're carrying 10 pounds more than the other horse, especially at a mile-and-one-eighth," jockey Victor Espinoza said. "The last eighth of a mile I thought, 'I got it,' but the last few strides were a...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Victor Espinoza Source: SI.com

  2. "This contract award announcement is months overdue and it is only for five years," Matheson said. "The proposal calls for just one-eighth of the tailings pile to be moved by 2011. That's not acceptable, given the hazard posed by the location...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Jim Matheson Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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