a fraction having the numerator less, or lower in degree, than the denominator.
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How to use proper fraction in a sentence
A proper fraction is —— than a unit, because it expresses —— parts than a unit contains.Practical Exercises in English | Huber Gray Buehler
British Dictionary definitions for proper fraction
a fraction in which the numerator has a lower absolute value than the denominator, as 1/2 or x /(3 + x ²)
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Scientific definitions for proper fraction
A fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator, such as 12. Compare improper fraction.
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