a ratio of two integers.
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Origin of simple fraction
First recorded in 1585–95
Words nearby simple fraction
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British Dictionary definitions for simple fraction
a fraction in which the numerator and denominator are both integers expressed as a ratio rather than a decimalAlso called: common fraction, vulgar fraction
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Scientific definitions for simple fraction
[ sĭm′pəl ]
A fraction in which both the numerator and denominator are whole numbers, such as 57.
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