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

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Common fraction.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20fraction. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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