one-twelfth one-twelfth

Definition(s):

  • (n) one part in twelve equal parts

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Rates will run up to half as high as fire insurance, about one-twelfth as high as war-damage insurance in much-bombed England.
  2. Then 20 frequencies were poured on the cable at once which taxed only one-twelfth of its maximum capacity.
  3. According to one estimate, one-twelfth of the population 540,000 people took flight between 1984 and 1997.

News

  • Versailles Watch: Racked SF has a look at...

    Racked SF has a look at "Le Petit Versailles," a furnished replica of Marie Antoinette's quarters in the real Versailles, that's currently on view at the San Francisco Design Center. The spaces are one-twelfth of the original size, and manage...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Curbed

Quotes

  1. "And that means gross domestic product will go down by one-twelfth which is about 8 per cent, unless you can make up and grow some other part, construction for example," Lee said.
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Lee Hsien Loong Source: TopNews

  2. "My other goal was to run around and play football, and we did. I saw guys out there having fun and playing hard," coach Tyrone Willingham said, noting that he unveiled only about "One-twelfth of what we'll be doing this fall."
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Tyrone Willingham Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "All of us who used to be on the outside in the '80s are now on the inside," says Reagle. "Someone asked me, doesn't it bother you that all these great gags are only seen by one-twelfth of the public? ...... Well, it's a tradeoff I make for...
    on Jun 20, 2006 By: Merl Reagle Source: Seattle Times

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