Definition of Three-fourths

1. Noun. Three of four equal parts. "Three-fourths of a pound"

Exact synonyms: Three-quarters
Generic synonyms: Common Fraction, Simple Fraction



Definition of Three-fourths

1. Adjective. Of three quarters the original size. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Three-fourths

three-cornered leek
three-day event
three-day fever
three-day measles
three-decker
three-dimensional
three-dimensional diffraction pattern
three-dimensional figure
three-dimensional radar
three-dimensional record
three-dimensionality
three-figure
three-finger salute
three-finger salutes
three-flowered
three-fourths (current term)
three-headed
three-hitter
three-horned
three-hundredth
three-lane
three-leafed
three-leaved
three-legged
three-legged race
three-line whip
three-lobed
three-martini lunch
three-martini lunches

Literary usage of Three-fourths

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1. The Constitution of the United States of America by United States (1920)
"... was declared in a proclamation of the Secretary of State, dated September-25, 1804, to have been ratified by three-fourths of the States. r ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"... for we do not allow them to draw for more than three-fourths in any instance. You may draw for the amount." etc. Also a letter of February 17th, 1827, ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1888)
"(35) To residue of above was added three-fourths of an ounce of quicklime. Confined it twenty minutes. All of the leaves and about one-sixth of the ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... to himself the intermediate countries from the confines of Italy to those of Syria, firmly established his power over three-fourths of the monarchy. ..."

5. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"It was practically impossible to obtain a majority of three-fourths of the States for an amendment dealing with slavery or with State sovereignty. ..."

6. Manual of Serum Diagnosis: Deep Breathing and a Complete System for by Bernarr Macfadden, Otto Rostoski (1904)
"... OF WATER three-fourths OF BODY COMPOSED OF WATER—IMPORTANT INTERNAL CLEANSING AGENT—RENDERS MINERALS SOLUBLE WITHIN THE BODY—CARRIES AWAY EFFETE ..."

7. The Constitution of the United States by United States, Robert Desty, Albert Brunner (1884)
"... as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, 01 by Conventions in three fourths thereof, ..."

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