# fraction

### noun

### verb (used with or without object)

## Origin of fraction

## Synonyms for fraction

## Related Words for fraction

portion, chunk, half, ratio, division, cut, end, fragment, section, share, slice, piece, bite, subdivision, part, partial, bit, segment, quotient## Examples from the Web for fraction

### Contemporary Examples of fraction

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.”

### Historical Examples of fraction

And her heart for the fraction of a second seemed to stand still too.

The Secret AgentJoseph Conrad

For a fraction of a second I had one glimpse of the animal through the brush.

The Long Labrador TrailDillon Wallace

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?

A Tangled TaleLewis Carroll

For what we have received from our ancestors is only a fraction of what we are, or may become.

The RepublicPlato