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## fraction

n
1      (Maths)
a    a ratio of two expressions or numbers other than zero
b    any rational number that can be expressed as the ratio of two integers, a/b, where b does not equal a, 1, or 0, and a does not equal 0
2    any part or subdivision
a substantial fraction of the nation
3    a small piece; fragment
4      (Chem)   a component of a mixture separated by a fractional process, such as fractional distillation
5      (Christianity)   the formal breaking of the bread in Communion
6    the act of breaking
vb
7    tr   to divide
(C14: from Late Latin fractio a breaking into pieces, from Latin fractus broken, from frangere to break)

common fraction
n      another name for       simple fraction
complex fraction
n     (Maths)   a fraction in which the numerator or denominator or both contain fractions,   (Also called)    compound fraction
compound fraction
n      another name for       complex fraction
continued fraction
n   a number plus a fraction whose denominator contains a number and a fraction whose denominator contains a number and a fraction, and so on
decimal fraction
n      another name for       decimal       1
improper fraction
n   a fraction in which the numerator has a greater absolute value or degree than the denominator, as 7/6 or (x2 + 3)/(x + 1)
packing fraction
n   a measure of the stability of a nucleus, equal to the difference between its mass in amu and its mass number, divided by the mass number
partial fraction
n     (Maths)   one of a set of fractions into which a more complicated fraction can be resolved
proper fraction
n   a fraction in which the numerator has a lower absolute value than the denominator, as ½ or x/(3 + x2)
simple fraction
n   a fraction in which the numerator and denominator are both integers expressed as a ratio rather than a decimal,   (Also called)    common fraction, vulgar fraction
vulgar fraction
n      another name for       simple fraction
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 exp. be very expensive; cost a lot
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