- a number usually expressed in the form a/b.
- a ratio of algebraic quantities similarly expressed.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of fraction
SYNONYMS FOR fraction
OTHER WORDS FROM fractionsub·frac·tion, noun
Words nearby fraction
British Dictionary definitions for subfraction
- a ratio of two expressions or numbers other than zero
- any rational number that is not an integer
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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.