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
The development lays the ground work for removal of about 212,000 cubic yards of material containing cancer-causing dioxin, a tiny fraction of which is believed to have spilled out along the San Jacinto River during Hurricane Harvey.
While 3,000 students are only a tiny fraction of the 2.1 million who attend California’s 114 community colleges, Brown’s hard bargain is symbolic of the political pressure being brought to bear.
The reciprocal tariffs, a response to U.S. tariffs on metals announced in March on national security grounds, are imposed on goods valued at about $3 billion, a tiny fraction of its U.S. imports.
Eight games comprise only a tiny fraction of an NBA regular season.
And for Jaguar Land Rover, the arrangement gives it a ready market for the new electric SUV, a key advantage at a time when electric vehicles in the U.S. still make up a tiny fraction of sales.
Neely was shot between his right shoulder and neck, missing the jugular vein and spine by a fraction of an inch.
And yet, mass shootings account for only a tiny fraction of gun deaths.
School shootings remain extremely rare, representing a tiny fraction of the gun violence epidemic that, on average, leaves a child bleeding or dead every hour in the United States.
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Origin and Etymology of fraction
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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