one-sixth one-sixth

Definition(s):

  • (n) one part in six equal parts

Usage(s):

  1. The bingtuan contributed one-sixth of Xinjiang's economic output in 2008.
  2. Henceforth, pubs will be allowed to dispense one-sixth, one-fifth or one-fourth of a gill.

News

  • Baltimore police struggle with vacancies, increased spending

    Agency again exceeds overtime budget as officers fill shifts The Baltimore Police Department is short almost one-sixth of the officers it should have as it girds for warmer weather and increased violence — prompting top brass to once again exceed their overtime budget to fill patrol cars.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "This was in many ways a national referendum, principally, on the major issue we're wrestling with here in the Congress, which is whether or not the government should take over one-sixth of our economy," McConnell said. "I think we heard a...
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Politico

  2. "This bill will not last," Barton said. "It is based on a fatal assumption that one party, acting unilaterally, can dictate the entire will of the American people on one-sixth of the economy. That will not happen."
    on Mar 21, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: Wall Street Journal

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