A half is a fractional part of a whole or integer. The term has a variety of uses in different fields, including mathematics, measurement and sports.
In mathematics, the concept of half is applied to numbers as a way to quantify their size or scope. In measurements, it can be used as an adjective, such as “half gallon” or “half cup”, or as a noun, such as “half an hour”. In statistics, it can be used to refer to the mean of a data set that is not normally distributed and does not exhibit symmetry around its mean value.
In sports, half refers to a player’s position on the field. For example: “After five minutes in the game, the score was 0–0 but it looked like it was going to be another boring draw until Messi scored from outside the box with a left-foot shot into the top corner after being played through by Suarez who had just come on for Neymar.”
Last modified: November 2, 2022