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half

One half of one point. For stock quotes, a half represents one half of $1, or 50¢. For bond quotes, a half represents one half of 1% of par, or $5. For option quotes, a half represents $50.
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Grill lemon halves until lightly caramelized, 3 to 5 minutes total.
Even before 2000, the World Food Summit, held in Rome in 1996, pledged to halve the number of undernourished people by 2015.
For example, at the lowest level students learn to halve small discrete quantities, symmetrical objects and small amounts and to name the two equal parts.
George Miller, who's expected to replace McKeon as chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, wants to halve the interest rate charged on loans to needy students.
For example, a four-fold reduction in PD is needed to halve the capital requirements, whereas only a two-fold reduction of LGD is needed for the same halving effect.
The ring-like roof is supported by clusters of slanting tripods, comprising three poles (each 70mm in diameter) placed around the inner and outer perimeter rings, augmented by five intermediate clusters that halve the intermediate span.
Millennium Development goals set in 2000 and endorsed by 190 member nations to not only halve extreme poverty within 15 years but end hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child and maternal mortality and reverse the spread of diseases such as malaria and AIDS.
The United Nations has issued a progress report on the Millenium Development Goals, which were set in September 2000 in an attempt to halve world poverty by 2015.
Halve endive lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise and add all greens to the salad bowl.
But to do that, its leaders must at least halve the billions lost to corruption.
The Government has met its target to halve the maximum waiting time for an NHS operation to nine months, Health Secretary John Reid announced yesterday.