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Princeton's WordNet

  1. one-third, third, tierce(noun)

    one of three equal parts of a divisible whole

    "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-third in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-third in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons.

  3. Jho Low:

    We believe in five years time IRIN can be sustainable, with one third of its income from donors and the balance of two thirds from advertising and potentially partners, The need for IRIN has never been more pressing.

  4. Susan Roberts:

    So, say you want the lasagna on the menu but only want a one-third portion, you could order that amount and pay one third of the price, it would completely take away the current incentive that restaurants have to overfeed people.

  5. Michael McCarthy:

    The big drag on the market has been a big fall in commodity prices, energy and materials, which account for up to one-third of the index, was down 12-13 percent this year, whereas in property and healthcare, we've seen 20 percent-plus rises.

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