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Definitions for fewer
ˈfyu ərfew·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feweradjective

    (comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of

    "fewer birds came this year"; "the birds are fewer this year"; "fewer trains were late"


  1. fewer

    The Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER) was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization in response to the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Focusing on conflict early warning, the brainchild of Kumar Rupesinghe, Howard Adelman, and Sharon Rusu, became a network of 35 organisations worldwide and catalysed the creation of early warning and response networks in the Caucasus (led by EAWARN/Russian Academy of Sciences), the Great Lakes region of Africa (led by the Africa Peace Forum), and west Africa (led by West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP).FEWER and its network members publish regular early warning reports from these regions, host strategic roundtables for integrated responses to conflict, and implemented a conflict-sensitive development research programme with Saferworld, International Alert, Africa Peace Forum, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, and Center for Conflict Resolution.The FEWER Secretariat was first hosted by International Alert in London with funding from the Winston Foundation for World Peace and the Swedish Foreign Ministry. It then moved to independent premises on Brick Lane and was headed until May 2003 by David Nyheim, followed by Georg Frerks and Marcel Smits. In June 2004, the FEWER Board oversaw the closure of the London Secretariat and the decentralisation of early warning activities to FEWER's Moscow and Nairobi offices.

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  1. FEWER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fewer is ranked #91625 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fewer surname appeared 201 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fewer.

    84.5% or 170 total occurrences were White.
    7.4% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.4% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fewer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3153

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fewer in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fewer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fewer in a Sentence

  1. Julien Harneis:

    We're hoping that the truce kicks in on the 10th and will allow parents and families to come and access health services and other services, in Sa'ada in the last week, there has definitely been a reduction of fighting in the border area. In Sanaa, we have seen fewer (Saudi-led) air strikes.

  2. Bob Diener:

    I think the most significant impact of the acquisition is that suppliers are going to be dealing with fewer players, that means it’s more important for hotels, vacation rental companies, car rental companies and other companies that contract with OTAs to diversify their sources of distribution. It makes the case even more compelling for suppliers to diversify more and work with companies such as Getaroom.com, because they wo n’t want to put all of their eggs in one basket.

  3. Robyn Mehlenbeck:

    For children with social anxiety, virtual learning took away the social pressures to look or act a certain way, there were fewer pressures to dress a certain way, cameras were often off so no one could see their expressions and there was less pressure to verbally participate in front of others.

  4. United States:

    So even if you want to know about calories on the menu, you are not left with many meals to choose from, restaurants need to serve fewer calories. There are a lot of meals that have far too many calories, whether it's due to portion sizes, ingredients or cooking methods.

  5. Philip Beh:

    Very few individuals have large refrigerators at home, even fewer have freezers. You can’t even keep the body if you wanted to.

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    • A. moan
    • B. blur
    • C. obligate
    • D. conceal

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