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frac·tion /ˈfrækʃən/

碎片,少量,一小部分

frac·tion /ˈfrækʃən/ 名詞

部分,成分,分數的,餾份,分數,級分

fraction

分數

From: Network Terminology

fraction

分數

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.

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.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

fraction

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]