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# Fraction

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n.1.The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
2.A portion; a fragment.
3.(Arith. or Alg.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.
 Common fraction a fraction in which the number of equal parts into which the integer is supposed to be divided is indicated by figures or letters, called the denominator, written below a line, over which is the numerator, indicating the number of these parts included in the fraction; as ½, one half,
 Complex fraction a fraction having a fraction or mixed number in the numerator or denominator, or in both.
 Compound fraction a fraction of a fraction; two or more fractions connected by of.- Davies & Peck.
 Continued fraction See under Continued, Decimal, Partial, etc.
 Improper fraction a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator.
 Proper fraction a fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.
v. t.1.(Chem.) To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; - frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.
 Noun 1 fraction - a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process 2 fraction - a small part or item forming a piece of a whole 3 fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers Verb 1 fraction - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"Synonyms: divide
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