improper fraction

noun

Definition of improper fraction

: a fraction whose numerator is equal to, larger than, or of equal or higher degree than the denominator

First Known Use of improper fraction

1542, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of improper fraction was in 1542

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“Improper fraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/improper%20fraction. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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improper fraction

noun

Kids Definition of improper fraction

: a fraction whose numerator is equal to or larger than the denominator {frac13/4} is an improper fraction.

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