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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His eyes perceive it as a fraction of a light, proof, to his mind, that darkness is never without light.
Though online orders represent a relatively small fraction of overall retail sales — about 15 percent — that share is continuing to mushroom.
Hultstrom watches over a fraction of that — 2,100 square feet (195 square meters) of pot plants.
The prostheses varied by just fractions of millimeters, with ever so slightly different angles.
The South Lake County Hospital District was created in 1969, a time when Lake’s population was a fraction of its current 310,000, and a hospital likely couldn’t have supported itself without help.
The South Korea connection Despite only being a fraction of the world economy, South Korea has been a major driver of bitcoin.
The Walker administration estimated that a small fraction of the program's applicants -- 220, or 0.3 percent, of the 67,400 applicants a year -- would actually test positive for drugs.
New York City found classroom jobs since mid-October for only a fraction of the teachers in a pool of excess faculty that cost $150 million last year, despite predicting there would be up to 400 vacant positions for them.
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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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