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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frac·tion /ˈfrækʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 frac·tion /ˈfrækʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frac·tion n.
 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 fraction, 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 ½, one half, ⅖, 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a component of a mixture that has been separated by a
           fractional process
      2: a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
      3: the quotient of two rational numbers
      v : perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?" [syn: divide]
          [ant: multiply]