High Frequency Trading (HFT) is a method used by financial institutions whereby stocks are traded in fractions of a second.
Apple claims to have improved the glare problem, but its results would have to be measured in fractions.
There is a word for half; the other fractions are expressed by saying "a part."
It was quite wonderful to see how Sonny Boy learned spelling and fractions.
Record all measurements in feet and inches, and fractions of an inch.
Further, each particle will have the appearance of being equal with the fractions.
Four electrical pulsations were required to move the drum the distance between the fractions.
Well, all about them—how to add and multiply, and subtract and divide, and fractions.
The exact number is 1219.51, but the fractions are omitted for clearness.
fractions are left out of these lengths as they would only confuse the explanations.
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.