half

Definition

noun
one of two equal parts into which something is divided
ExampleThe first half of the agreement is acceptable.
Usage
we share the profits half and half
we share the profits equally
adjective
divided into two parts
Usage
half a percentage point
Usage
his commission on the deal is twelve and a half per cent
his commission on the deal is 12.5 per cent
Usage
to sell goods off at half price
at 50 per cent of the price for which they were sold before

"...economists believe the economy is picking up this quarter and will do better in the second half of the year" [Sunday Times]

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