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
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But this year, the U.S. delegation at U.N.G.A. is anemic, a fraction of years past.
The average annual rainfall in Mission Viejo is less than 9 inches — a fraction of the national average of 37 inches of rain annually.
Wells Fargo’s investment-banking, securities and markets division, known as Wells Fargo Securities, is a fraction of the size of its U.S. big-bank peers, as is its foreign-exchange business.
Driving on dirt at 60 mph with no headlights is just a fraction of it.
While the government program insures more than five million homeowners, that is just a small fraction of the number of people who live on floodplains.
Annual charges are usually only a fraction of a percentage point of an investor’s total savings, plus any fees levied by the ETFs.
None of that — with the possible exception of the apartment complex — carries a fraction of the importance of football.
Because the treatment seemed safe, Alkahest now wants to launch another trial that will use just the fraction of the blood plasma that contains growth factors, but not coagulation factors and other components that may do more harm than good.
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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
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