It has a third of the budget and a fraction of the maritime vessels.
One can only hope that their life together is even a fraction as fabulous as their wedding.
He maintains that Israel, which made these a prime target, only managed to destroy a fraction of them during the war.
The decibel levels fell a fraction, but we were still in the heart of a crowd that believed in Brazil.
He was, he said, amazed that “a fraction of a gram of sugar had rendered [him] unconscious.”
And her heart for the fraction of a second seemed to stand still too.
For a fraction of a second I had one glimpse of the animal through the brush.
The banded colors were there for a minute fraction of a second.
Is there not a certain glow of triumph in taming such a fraction?
For what we have received from our ancestors is only a fraction of what we are, or may become.
late 14c., originally in the mathematical sense, from AngloFrench 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 "breakingforth (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)
n.
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.
fraction

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.