What does 1/2" mean in a recipe.

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  1. petit fours

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    Hi there. I'm Petit Fours. I was reading a Chai tea recipe that called for 1/2 fresh ginger thinly sliced. Does this mean to shred a cube of ginger 1/2 long and 1/2 thick into mix, or does it mean to incorporate a single shred of ginger 1/2 inch long? Thank you for looking at my post.
     
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  2. french fries

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    It means you take a piece of ginger and cut a piece that is 1/2" long. The thickness is whatever thickness your piece of ginger is. That's not a very accurate quantity measurement anyway, so don't overthink it. A little more or a little less probably won't make or break the recipe, so use your common sense, taste and experience to determine how much ginger you add. 
     
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  3. phatch

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    " is a symbol for inch, US measurment.