fraction
[ frakshuh n ]
/ ˈfræk ʃən /

noun
verb (used with or without object)
to divide or break into fractions, sections, factions, etc.: Dissension threatens to fraction the powerful union.
Words nearby fraction
Origin of fraction
SYNONYMS FOR fraction
3, 6 See part.
OTHER WORDS FROM fraction
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British Dictionary definitions for subfraction
fraction
/ (ˈfrækʃən) /
noun
verb
(tr) to divide
Word Origin for fraction
C14: from Late Latin fractiō a breaking into pieces, from Latin fractus broken, from frangere to break
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Medicine definitions for subfraction
fraction
[ frăk′shən ]
n.
An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities.
A chemical component separated by fractionation.
A disconnected piece; a fragment.
An aliquot portion or any portion.
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Science definitions for subfraction
fraction
[ frăk′shən ]
A number that compares part of an object or a set with the whole, especially the quotient of two whole numbers written in the form ab. The fraction 12, which means 1 divided by 2, can represent such things as 10 pencils out of a box of 20, or 50 cents out of a dollar. See also decimal fraction improper fraction proper fraction.
A chemical component separated by fractionation.
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Culture definitions for subfraction
fraction
A mathematical expression representing the division of one whole number by another. Usually written as two numbers separated by a horizontal or diagonal line, fractions are also used to indicate a part of a whole number or a ratio between two numbers. Fractions may have a value of less than one, as with 1/2, or equal to one, as with 2/2, or more than one, as with 3/2. The top number of a fraction is the numerator and the bottom number is the denominator.
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