three-quarters

noun

: an amount equal to three of the four equal parts which make up something : seventy-five percent
Three-quarters of the class will be going on the trip.
three-quarters of an hour

Examples of three-quarters in a Sentence

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“Three-quarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-quarters. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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