Fraction

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Fraction Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
  • the quotient of two rational numbers
  • a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
  • perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process ,
  • a small part or item forming a piece of a whole ,
  • the quotient of two rational numbers

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Fraction'


  • Fraction: In common usage a fraction is any part of a unit. Fraction may also mean: Fraction (mathematics), one or more equal parts of something, e.g. three out
  • Mole fraction: In chemistry, the mole fraction or molar fraction () is defined as the amount of a constituent (expressed in moles), , divided by the total amount of all
  • Fraction (mathematics): A fraction (from Latin: fractus, "broken") represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts. When spoken in everyday English
  • Algebraic fraction: fraction is a fraction whose numerator and denominator are algebraic expressions. Two examples of algebraic fractions are and . Algebraic fractions are
  • Mass fraction: Mass fraction may refer to: Mass fraction (chemistry), the ratio or percentage of one substance out of the total Propellant mass fraction, the amount of
  • Partial fraction decomposition: In algebra, the partial fraction decomposition or partial fraction expansion of a rational fraction (that is a fraction such that the numerator and the
  • Continued fraction: "Recurring fraction" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Repeating decimal. In mathematics, a continued fraction is an expression obtained
  • Irreducible fraction: An irreducible fraction (or fraction in lowest terms or reduced fraction) is a fraction in which the numerator and denominator are integers that have no
  • Fraction (religion): The Fraction is the ceremonial act of breaking the consecrated bread during the Eucharistic rite in some Christian denominations. In the Roman Rite
  • Fractionation: Fractionation is a separation process in which a certain quantity of a mixture (gas, solid, liquid, suspension or isotope) is divided during a phase transition

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* To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. - Henri Cartier-Bresson


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