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Definition of "one-eighth" []

  • An eightht part. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "one-eighth" in a sentence
  • "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.”"
  • "The fractions in question are simply the coefficients of relationship appropriate to the neighbors whom he affects; unit for clonal individuals, one-half for sibs, one-quarter for half-sibs, one-eighth for cousins,... and finally zero for all neighbors whose relationship can be considered negligibly small."
  • "So brothers who share half of their genes are more likely to put themselves out for each other than cousins, who share one-eighth of their genes."