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English

Etymology

From Middle English fraccioun (a breaking), from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin frāctus (break).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fraction

Plural
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  1. a part of a whole, especially a comparatively small part.
  2. (arithmetic) a ratio of two integers, the numerator and the denominator, usually written one above the other and separated by a vinculum (horizontal bar)
  3. (chemistry) a component of a mixture, separated by fractionation.
  4. In a Eucharistic service, the breaking of the Host.

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Verb

Infinitive
to fraction

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to fraction (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. divide or break into fractions.

References

  • fraction” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • fraction” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • fraction” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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