One fifth

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Definition

One fifth (of our staff is made up of men): One in five, 1/5, 20 percent (of our employees are men)
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: I want one fifth of your revenue from music sales.
US: One fifth? The most I will give you is 20%!
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Examples

  • "I remind you that Warbuckle's Department Stores sell a large amount of Delavigne products, and his business represents nearly one fifth of our total revenue."
  • "I remind you that Warbuckle's Department Stores are the primary retailer of Delavigne products, and his business represents nearly one fifth of our total revenue."
  • "Despite making up only 2% of the world's population, the Japanese account for one fifth of skin care sales."

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