﻿ Definition of fraction. Meaning of fraction. Synonyms of fraction

# Definition of fraction. Meaning of fraction. Synonyms of fraction

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word fraction. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word fraction and, of course, fraction synonyms and on the right images related to the word fraction.

## Definition of fraction

Fraction
Fraction Frac"tion, v. t. (Chem.) To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.
Fraction
Fraction Frac"tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See Break.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to any fraction or breaking up. --Foxe. 2. A portion; a fragment. Some niggard fractions of an hour. --Tennyson. 3. (Arith. or Alg.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude. Common, or Vulgar, fraction, a fraction in which the number of equal parts into which the integer is supposed to be divided is indicated by figures or letters, called the denominator, written below a line, over which is the numerator, indicating the number of these parts included in the fraction; as 1/2, one half, 2/5, two fifths. Complex fraction, a fraction having a fraction or mixed number in the numerator or denominator, or in both. --Davies & Peck. Compound fraction, a fraction of a fraction; two or more fractions connected by of. Continued fraction, Decimal fraction, Partial fraction, etc. See under Continued, Decimal, Partial, etc. Improper fraction, a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator. Proper fraction, a fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.
fraction
Fraction Frac"tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See Break.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to any fraction or breaking up. --Foxe. 2. A portion; a fragment. Some niggard fractions of an hour. --Tennyson. 3. (Arith. or Alg.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude. Common, or Vulgar, fraction, a fraction in which the number of equal parts into which the integer is supposed to be divided is indicated by figures or letters, called the denominator, written below a line, over which is the numerator, indicating the number of these parts included in the fraction; as 1/2, one half, 2/5, two fifths. Complex fraction, a fraction having a fraction or mixed number in the numerator or denominator, or in both. --Davies & Peck. Compound fraction, a fraction of a fraction; two or more fractions connected by of. Continued fraction, Decimal fraction, Partial fraction, etc. See under Continued, Decimal, Partial, etc. Improper fraction, a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator. Proper fraction, a fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.

## Meaning of fraction from wikipedia

- in common usage a fraction is any part of a unit . fraction may also mean: fraction (mathematics), one of more equal parts of something,
- a fraction (from latin: fractus, 'broken') represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts. a fraction
- in mathematics , a rational number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integer s, with the
- suspension or isotope ) is divided up in a number of smaller quantities (fraction s) in which the composition varies according to a gradient .
- decimals also refer to decimal fractions, either separately or in contrast to vulgar fraction s. in this context, a decimal is a tenth
- fractional distillation is the separation of a mixture into its component parts , or fractions , such as in separating chemical compound s
- in algebra , an algebraic fraction is a fraction whose numerator and denominator are algebraic expression s. algebraic fractions are \frac
- the fraction is the ceremonial act of breaking the consecrated bread during the eucharist ic rite in some christian denominations.
- a fraction in chemistry is a quantity collected from a sample or batch of a substance in a fractionating separation process .
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