common fraction


: a fraction (such as ¹/₂ or ³/₄) in which the numerator and denominator are both integers and are separated by a horizontal or slanted line compare decimal fraction

Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of common fraction was in 1656

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“Common fraction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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