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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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
be very expensive; cost a lot
n.
avant de bâtir la tour il faut calculer la dépense
n.
ce qu'on achète coûte moins cher que ce qui vous est offert
n.
au jugement, crotte de chat vaudra autant que marc d'argent
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