# fraction

## frac·tion

*noun*\ˈfrak-shən\

mathematics : a number (such as 1/2 or 3/4) which indicates that one number is being divided by another; *also* : a number (such as 3.323) that consists of a whole number and a decimal

: a part or amount of something

## Full Definition of *FRACTION*

**:**one of several portions (as of a distillate) separable by fractionation

## Examples of *FRACTION*

- a
*fraction*of an inch - <if even a tiny
*fraction*of that cookie broke off and fell into the delicate watch works, it could mess things up>

## Origin of *FRACTION*

*fraccioun,*from Late Latin

*fraction-, fractio*act of breaking, from Latin

*frangere*to break — more at break

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## frac·tion

*noun*\ˈfrak-shən\

*(Medical Dictionary)*

## Medical Definition of *FRACTION *

**:**one of several portions (as of a distillate) separable by fractionation <gamma globulin is a

*fraction*of blood plasma>

## fraction

*noun*

*(Concise Encyclopedia)*

In arithmetic, a number expressed as a quotient, in which a numerator is divided by a denominator. In a simple fraction, both are integers. A complex fraction has a fraction in the numerator or denominator. In a proper fraction, the numerator is less than the denominator. If the numerator is greater, it is called an improper fraction and can also be written as a mixed number—a whole-number quotient with a proper-fraction remainder. Any fraction can be written in decimal form by carrying out the division of the numerator by the denominator. The result may end at some point, or one or more digits may repeat without end.

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