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English definition of “quarter”


noun [C] (FOURTH PART)   /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər/
one of four equal or almost equal parts of something: My house is one and three-quarter miles /a mile and three-quarters from here. A quarter of/to the hour means 15 minutes before the stated hour : It’s a quarter to three. A quarter past/after the hour means 15 minutes after the stated hour : I’ll meet you at a quarter past five. A quarter is one of four equal or nearly equal periods of time into which an activity is divided : Many universities divide the school year into quarters rather than two semesters .
(Definition of quarter noun (FOURTH PART) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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