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Definition of "one-quarter" []

  • One of four equal parts (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "one-quarter" in a sentence
  • "In North Carolina, only one-quarter of one percent—or .26 percent—of the black students attended desegregated schools in 1961; the figure did not rise above 1 percent until 1965."
  • "Maude Miner, a leading feminist and suffragist and director of the Waverly House for Women, a reformatory in New York City, claimed that one-quarter of prostitutes under her tutelage acquired their attitudes and behaviors from “some actively vicious element or clearly degenerate strain, drunkenness or prostitution.”"
  • "Historians estimate that women consumed from one-eighth to one-quarter of the spirituous liquor in early America, and early temperance organizations claimed that one hundred thousand women were bona fide “drunkards.”"