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noun
coins or paper money of a smaller denomination than the basic monetary unit.
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Origin of fractional currency

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for fractional currency

fractional currency

noun
paper or metal money of smaller denomination than the standard monetary unit
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