But I doubt the Pediatrics report will get a fraction of the coverage generated by the earlier alarmist stories.
The studio refuses to spend more than $10 million to market Paranormal Activity—a fraction of the usual amount.
Obama's call for a new tax on big banks amounts to a fraction of Goldman's bonuses.
Chances are you spend a fraction of the time on LinkedIn that you do on your other social networks.
It was, by their own measure, a fraction of their total take.
She paused a fraction of a second over one of the illustrations; in that time, she was able to memorize it.
But this personal feeling was only a fraction of her grief and anxiety.
(iv) Each convergent is nearer to the true value than any other fraction whose denominator is less than that of the convergent.
Then, as now, they formed only a fraction of the population.
But they remit only a fraction of their total earnings, yet that fraction constitutes a very large sum.
late 14c., originally in the mathematical sense, from Anglo-French fraccioun (Old French fraccion, 12c., "breaking") and directly from Late Latin fractionem (nominative fractio) "a breaking," especially into pieces, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin frangere "to break," from PIE root *bhreg- "to break" (cf. Sanskrit (giri)-bhraj "breaking-forth (out of the mountains);" Gothic brikan, Old English brecan "to break;" Lithuanian brasketi "crash, crack;" Old Irish braigim "break" wind). Meaning "a breaking or dividing" is from early 15c.; sense of "broken off piece, fragment," is from c.1600.
fraction frac·tion (frāk'shən)
An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities.
A chemical component separated by fractionation.
A disconnected piece; a fragment.
An aliquot portion or any portion.
A mathematical expression representing the division of one whole number by another. Usually written as two numbers separated by a horizontal or diagonal line, fractions are also used to indicate a part of a whole number or a ratio between two numbers. Fractions may have a value of less than one, as with 1/2, or equal to one, as with 2/2, or more than one, as with 3/2. The top number of a fraction is the numerator and the bottom number is the denominator.