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proper fraction

  

      n   a fraction in which the numerator has a lower absolute value than the denominator, as ½ or x/(3 + x2)  
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proper  
      adj  
1    usually prenominal   appropriate or suited for some purpose  
in its proper place     
2    correct in behaviour or conduct  
3    excessively correct in conduct; vigorously moral  
4    up to a required or regular standard  
5    immediately postpositive   (of an object, quality, etc.) referred to or named specifically so as to exclude anything not directly connected with it  
his claim is connected with the deed proper     
6    postpositive; foll by: to   belonging to or characteristic of a person or thing  
7    prenominal     (Brit)  
informal   (intensifier)  
I felt a proper fool     
8    usually postpositive   (of heraldic colours) considered correct for the natural colour of the object or emblem depicted  
three martlets proper     
9      (Maths, logic)   (of a relation) distinguished from a weaker relation by excluding the case where the relata are identical. For example, every set is a subset of itself, but a proper subset must exclude at least one member of the containing set  
   See also       strict       6  
10    Archaic   pleasant or good  
      adv  
11      (Brit)  
dialect   (intensifier)  
he's proper stupid     
12    good and proper  
Informal   thoroughly  
to get drunk good and proper     
      n  
13    the parts of the Mass that vary according to the particular day or feast on which the Mass is celebrated  
   Compare       ordinary       10  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin proprius special)  
  properly      adv  
  properness      n  


proper fraction  
      n   a fraction in which the numerator has a lower absolute value than the denominator, as ½ or x/(3 + x2)  
proper motion  
      n   the very small continuous change in the direction of motion of a star relative to the sun. It is determined from its radial and tangential motion  
proper noun   , name  
      n   the name of a person, place, or object, as for example Iceland, Patrick, or Uranus  
   Compare       common noun  
  
Related adj  
    onomastic  

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proper

  
1    appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, fit, fitting, legitimate, meet     (archaic)   right, suitable, suited  
2    comme il faut, decent, decorous, de rigueur, genteel, gentlemanly, ladylike, mannerly, polite, punctilious, refined, respectable, seemly  
3    accepted, accurate, conventional, correct, established, exact, formal, kosher     (informal)   orthodox, precise, right  
4    characteristic, individual, own, particular, peculiar, personal, respective, special, specific  
  
Antonyms     
  
1, 2, & 3    coarse, common, crude, discourteous, impolite, improper, inappropriate, indecent, rude, unbecoming, unconventional, ungentlemanly, unladylike, unorthodox, unrefined, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
fit and proper means morally suitable
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