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complex fraction

noun Mathematics.
  1. a fraction in which the numerator or the denominator or both contain one or more fractions.
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Origin of complex fraction

First recorded in 1820–30
Also called compound fraction.
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British Dictionary definitions for complex fraction

complex fraction

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