three-quarters


three-quarters
three-quarter, three-quarters
The noun expressing a fraction is three-quarters (with hyphen). The adjectival form is three-quarter (e.g. a three-quarter-length coat), and this is also the form for the players in a rugby team.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • three-quarters — noun plural * three of four equal parts of something: It took an hour and three quarters to get home. three quarters of: Adult elephants spend three quarters of the day feeding. He d made about three quarters of a million dollars. three quarters… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • three quarters — noun 1. (a part equal to) three fourths of a whole 2. The greater part of something • • • Main Entry: ↑three * * * ˌthree ˈquarters [three quarters] (US also ˌthree ˈfourths …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-quarters — n [plural] an amount equal to three of the four equal parts that make up a whole three quarters of ▪ three quarters of an hour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • three-quarters — also three quarters QUANT: QUANT of n Three quarters is an amount that is three out of four equal parts of something. Three quarters of the country s workers took part in the strike... It took him about three quarters of an hour. Syn: three… …   English dictionary

  • three-quarters */ — UK / US noun [plural] three of four equal parts of something It took an hour and three quarters to get home. three quarters of: Adult elephants spend three quarters of the day feeding. He d made about three quarters of a million pounds. three… …   English dictionary

  • three-quarters — noun three of four equal parts three fourths of a pound • Syn: ↑three fourths • Hypernyms: ↑common fraction, ↑simple fraction * * * noun [plural] : an amount equal to three of the four parts which make up something : seventy five percent …   Useful english dictionary

  • three quarters — plural noun three of the four equal parts into which something may be divided. adverb to the extent of three quarters …   English new terms dictionary

  • three-quarters — noun (plural) an amount equal to three of the four equal parts that make up a whole (+ of): three quarters of a hour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌthree-ˈquarters — noun [plural] three of four equal parts of something It took an hour and three quarters to get home.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • three quarters — see three quarters …   English dictionary


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