quarter-

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English[edit]

Prefix[edit]

quarter- (also spelled with adjective quarter)

  1. A quarter: either a fourth part, or a three-month term.
    • A quarter-century is twenty-five years.
    • A quarter-day is one terminating a quarter of the year.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter XVII”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      “When I say mind,” said the blood relation, “I refer to the quarter-teaspoonful of brain which you might possibly find in her head if you sank an artesian well.”

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See also[edit]

  • half- (prefix for a half part)