one-tenth one-tenth

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The disease is transmitted by the bite of a sand fly that is about one-tenth of an inch long and is ubiquitous in certain woodlands.
  2. According to a back-of-the-envelope rule the Apollo astronauts used, given the speeds involved in traveling in low-Earth orbit, a one-tenth-in.
  3. As little as one-tenth of an ounce of paraquat can kill humans who swallow it.

News

  1. Report: Obama's pre-K plan could bring Texas $308 million

    Texas could get an estimated $308 million in grants to fund one year of early childhood education if the state participates in President Barack Obama's proposal to expand access to high-quality pre-kindergarten, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. The Preschool for All plan would require a one-tenth match by state pre-K funding to teach Texas' neediest 4 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  2. Gas prices continue to fall

    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped one-tenth of a cent today to $3.956, one day after a 17-day streak of decreases ended with a half-cent increase.  The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is 2 cents less than one week ago, 5 cents lower than a month ago and 13.5 cents below what it was one year ago, according to figures ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KESQ Palm Springs

  3. Carey Watermark Pays $113M for Chelsea Hotel

    Carey Watermark Investors, Inc. (CWI) has acquired the 226-room Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Avenue located at 125 W. 26th St. in New York City from Magna Hospitality Group and Greenfield Partners LLC for $113 million, or $500,000 per key. The 24-story, 64,764-square-foot hotel was built in 2008 on more than one-tenth of an acre in Manhattan's Chelsea submarket, between 6th and 7th Avenues, in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CoStar Group

Quotes

  1. Prices would not dip because of a measure affecting "one-tenth of 1 percent," Bush said, adding, "I do believe it is in our national interests to get the SPR filled in case there'sa major disruption of crude oil around the world."
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: President Bush Source: The Hill

  2. "Shawn was like, 'Only one-tenth guys,'" Liukin said. "We were all really worked up. After she said that we said, 'OK, it's still possible. Don't give up, keep fighting, you're right there.'"
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Nastia Liukin Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "It was an experience and a half," Hamilton said. "I could see Kimi ahead and after the second stop he was so far ahead, I didn't know he had made a gap. I was pushing, pushing, pushing, I was catching him one-tenth a lap. I was praying for...
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: SkySports

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