one-third one-third

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of three equal parts of a divisible whole

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. One-third of our trade is with the Western bloc, one-third with the Eastern bloc, and one-third with the rest of the world.
  2. Less than one-third of perpetrators know their victims from outside the home.
  3. When SurveyUSA asked that question of 500 New York adults yesterday, one-third said they had absolutely no respect for him.

News

  1. REPEAT-BMO Private Bank Changing Face of Wealth Study: Two-Thirds of Nation's Wealthy Are Self Made Millionaires

    - Only three percent attribute their wealth to an inheritance - More than one-third of high-net worth Americans are women - One-third of the nation's wealthy were either born outside of the U.S. or are first generation Americans - One-quarter are under the age of 40 and more than half have a graduate or professional degree
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. Video: Lawmakers to smartphone companies: Make security smarter

    One-third of robberies in America involve the theft of a mobile device, and now, top law enforcement officials from New York and San Francisco will ask for help from the companies that make those devices. John Blackstone reports.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Percentage of Women in NLJ 350 Law Firms Remains Low

    Women accounted for about one-third of the attorneys and about 16 percent of equity partners at the largest U.S. law firms in 2012.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Law.com

Quotes

  1. "More than one-third of this bill is dedicated to providing tax relief for middle-class families, cutting taxes for 95 percent of American workers," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a Capitol news conference where he was joined by...
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Harry Reid Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I am not alone in my opposition," Bush said, stressing that 147 Republicans in the House have pledged to stand with him. "These 147 members are more than the one-third needed to sustain my veto of any bills that spend too much."
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

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