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frac·tion

 (frăk′shən)
n.
1. Mathematics An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities, such as 1/3 .
2. A disconnected piece; a fragment.
3. A small part; a bit: moved a fraction of a step.
4. A chemical component separated by fractionation.

[Middle English fraccioun, a breaking, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin frāctiō, frāctiōn-, from Latin frāctus, past participle of frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

fraction

(ˈfrækʃən)
n
1. (Mathematics) maths
a. a ratio of two expressions or numbers other than zero
b. any rational number that is not an integer
2. any part or subdivision: a substantial fraction of the nation.
3. a small piece; fragment
4. (Chemistry) chem a component of a mixture separated by a fractional process, such as fractional distillation
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the formal breaking of the bread in Communion
6. the act of breaking
vb
(tr) to divide
[C14: from Late Latin fractiō a breaking into pieces, from Latin fractus broken, from frangere to break]

frac•tion

(ˈfræk ʃən)

n.
1.
a. a number usu. expressed in the form a/b.
b. a ratio of algebraic quantities similarly expressed.
2. a component in a volatile mixture whose range of boiling point temperatures allows it to be separated from other components by fractionation.
3. a part of a whole: Only a fraction of the members were present.
4. a small part or segment: only a fraction of the cost.
5. a piece broken off; fragment.
v.t., v.i.
6. to break into fractions.
[1350–1400; Middle English fraccioun < Late Latin frāctiō act of breaking]

frac·tion

(frăk′shən)
A number that compares part of an object or a set with the whole, especially the quotient of two whole numbers written in the form a/b . The fraction 1/2 , which means 1 divided by 2, can represent such things as 10 pencils out of a box of 20, or 50 cents out of a dollar. See also decimal fraction, improper fraction, proper fraction.

fraction


Past participle: fractioned
Gerund: fractioning

Imperative
fraction
fraction
Present
I fraction
you fraction
he/she/it fractions
we fraction
you fraction
they fraction
Preterite
I fractioned
you fractioned
he/she/it fractioned
we fractioned
you fractioned
they fractioned
Present Continuous
I am fractioning
you are fractioning
he/she/it is fractioning
we are fractioning
you are fractioning
they are fractioning
Present Perfect
I have fractioned
you have fractioned
he/she/it has fractioned
we have fractioned
you have fractioned
they have fractioned
Past Continuous
I was fractioning
you were fractioning
he/she/it was fractioning
we were fractioning
you were fractioning
they were fractioning
Past Perfect
I had fractioned
you had fractioned
he/she/it had fractioned
we had fractioned
you had fractioned
they had fractioned
Future
I will fraction
you will fraction
he/she/it will fraction
we will fraction
you will fraction
they will fraction
Future Perfect
I will have fractioned
you will have fractioned
he/she/it will have fractioned
we will have fractioned
you will have fractioned
they will have fractioned
Future Continuous
I will be fractioning
you will be fractioning
he/she/it will be fractioning
we will be fractioning
you will be fractioning
they will be fractioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fractioning
you have been fractioning
he/she/it has been fractioning
we have been fractioning
you have been fractioning
they have been fractioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fractioning
you will have been fractioning
he/she/it will have been fractioning
we will have been fractioning
you will have been fractioning
they will have been fractioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fractioning
you had been fractioning
he/she/it had been fractioning
we had been fractioning
you had been fractioning
they had been fractioning
Conditional
I would fraction
you would fraction
he/she/it would fraction
we would fraction
you would fraction
they would fraction
Past Conditional
I would have fractioned
you would have fractioned
he/she/it would have fractioned
we would have fractioned
you would have fractioned
they would have fractioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fraction - a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional processfraction - a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
2.fraction - a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
3.fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
fixed-point part, mantissa - the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the mantissa is .808
rational, rational number - an integer or a fraction
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
improper fraction - a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator
proper fraction - a fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator
complex fraction, compound fraction - a fraction with fractions in the numerator or denominator
continued fraction - a fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction and so on
Verb1.fraction - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
halve - divide by two; divide into halves; "Halve the cake"
quarter - divide by four; divide into quarters

fraction

noun
1. bit, little bit, mite, jot, tiny amount, iota, scintilla I opened my eyes a fraction.
2. percentage, share, cut, division, section, proportion, slice, ratio, portion, quota, subdivision, moiety only a small fraction of the cost
3. fragment, part, piece, section, sector, selection, segment You will find only a fraction of the collection on display.
Translations
جُزْء صَغير منكَسْر
zlomek
brøkdelen smule
murtolukumurto-osa
dioodsječakrazlomak
tört
brotbrot eîa lítill hluti
labai mažasnereikšmingastrupmena
zlomok
ulomek

fraction

[ˈfrækʃən] N
1. (Math) → fracción f, quebrado m
2. (fig) → pequeña porción f, parte f muy pequeña
move it just a fractionmuévelo un poquito
for a fraction of a secondpor un instante

fraction

[ˈfrækʃən] n
(MATHEMATICS)fraction f
(= tiny amount) a fraction → un petit peu
a fraction of a second → une fraction de seconde
at a fraction of the cost → pour beaucoup moins cher

fraction

n
(Math) → Bruch m
(fig)Bruchteil m; a fraction better/shorter(um) eine Spur besser/kürzer; move it just a fraction (of an inch)verrücke es (um) eine Spur; for a fraction of a secondeinen Augenblick lang; it missed me by a fraction of an inches verfehlte mich um Haaresbreite
(Eccl) → Brechen ntdes Brotes

fraction

[ˈfrækʃn] n (Math) → frazione f
move it just a fraction (fig) → spostalo un pochino

fraction

(ˈfrӕkʃən) noun
1. a part; not a whole number eg 1/4, 3/8, 7/6 etc.
2. a small part. She has only a fraction of her brother's intelligence.
ˈfractional adjective
very small. a fractional amount.

frac·tion

n. fracción, parte separable de una unidad.

fraction

n fracción f; ejection — fracción de eyección