Examples of fraction in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of fraction from the Web
But these are a fraction of the huge vocabulary otherwise shared by the two dialects.
To be sure, Tuesday's damage was just a fraction of the May meltdown and pales in comparison to the shocks the market has suffered repeatedly since concern about technology company valuations surfaced June 9.
This one has a similar albeit more subdued vibe at a fraction of the cost.
Question: If genes are so important, why not just study that fraction of the genome and ignore the rest?
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz (Spiegel & Grau)
And while only 30 percent or so of the students pay the full price, even the ones with large financial aid packages work only a fraction of that amount.
Getting from San Francisco to San Jose, for example, would cost the same $80 to $100 as a taxi charges but take a fraction of the time.
While the company still exists, it is severely diminished and only a fraction of its former size.
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Origin and Etymology of fraction
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbit, fragment, piece, scrap
Related Wordscantle, shred, tatter; end, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, stub; portion, section, segment; chip, flake, shard, shatter, shiver, sliver, splinter; clipping, paring, shaving; atom, crumb, dribble, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, nugget, particle, patch, scruple, snip, snippet, speck, tittle
FRACTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fraction for English Language Learners
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
FRACTION Defined for Kids
Definition of fraction for Students
- I sold the car for a fraction of what I paid for it.
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