complex fraction

noun Mathematics.

a fraction in which the numerator or the denominator or both contain one or more fractions.

Origin of complex fraction

First recorded in 1820–30
Also called compound fraction. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for complex fraction

complex fraction


maths a fraction in which the numerator or denominator or both contain fractionsAlso called: compound fraction
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