one-fifth one-fifth

Definition(s):

  • (n) one part in five equal parts

Usage(s):

  1. Several weeks ago, President Ford blocked the sale of some 10 million metric tons of grain to the Soviets and is permitting them to buy scarcely one-fifth of that amount.
  2. More than a third of iPhone users shell out more than $100 on phone and data charges every month, as compared with just one-fifth of other cell-phone users.
  3. Later in life, according to the scholarly Handbook of Gifted Education, up to one-fifth of dropouts test in the gifted range.

News

  1. Is obesity a disease?

    The American Medical Association now classifies obesity as a disease. Is this helpful to the one-third of American adults and one-fifth of American children who are obese?        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Rains confined to the southern-most Corn Belt

    Across the Corn Belt, significant precipitation is confined to the Ohio Valley, although isolated showers dot areas west of the Mississippi River. By June 16, more than one-fifth of the soybeans had not yet been sown in Missouri (70% planted), Wisconsin (72%), and Iowa (77%). More than one-fifth of the soybeans had not yet been sown in Missouri, Wisconsin and Iowa. read more
    on June 18, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

  3. Forget Florida; Minnesota tops for retiree health

    Much of the nation is frightfully unprepared for the dramatic demographic shift happening as a result of the aging baby boomer population, according to a United Health Foundation study. In this much-needed wake-up call to the national healthcare system, researchers indicate that between 2015 and 2030 the American population 65 and older will increase by 53 percent, and will comprise one-fifth of ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Pilot-Independent

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