a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.
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- improper integral,
Origin of improper fraction
First recorded in 1535–45
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a fraction in which the numerator has a greater absolute value or degree than the denominator, as 7/6 or (x ² + 3)/(x + 1)
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[ ĭm-prŏp′ər ]
A fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator, such as 32. Compare proper fraction.
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