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# fraction

noun frac·tion \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

1
a :  a numerical representation (as 34, 58, or 3.234) indicating the quotient of two numbers
b (1) :  a piece broken off :  fragment
(2) :  a discrete unit :  portion
2
:  one of several portions (as of a distillate) separable by fractionation
3
:  bit, little <a fraction closer>

## Examples of FRACTION

1. a fraction of an inch
2. <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

Middle English fraccioun, from Late Latin fraction-, fractio act of breaking, from Latin frangere to break — more at break
First Known Use: 14th century

## Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

## fraction

noun frac·tion \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>

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