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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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Can the leader of Redcar Council explain why the flag outside the town hall was not at half mast? Our brave forces are out there doing a difficult job and the least our council could do is show some respect when lives are lost.
National flags across the country have been at half mast with activities and programmes, including HBO, being cancelled.
His death moved a former soldier, Hugh Williams, to ask Welshpool Town Hall to fly the Welsh dragon at half mast as a mark of respect to the town's fallen son.
Flags will fly at half mast on royal palaces and Government buildings on the first anniversary of Princess Diana's death.
Crowds outside Buckingham Palace gasped yesterday thinking the Queen had agreed to fly the Royal Standard at half mast.