common fraction

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of common fraction

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20fraction. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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