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common fraction

n.
A fraction whose numerator and denominator are both integers.

common fraction

n
(Mathematics) another name for simple fraction

com′mon frac′tion


n.
a fraction represented as a numerator above and a denominator below a horizontal or diagonal line.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.common fraction - the quotient of two integers
fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
half, one-half - one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
one-third, third, tierce - one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
two-thirds - two of three equal parts of a divisible whole
fourth part, one-fourth, one-quarter, quarter, quartern, twenty-five percent, fourth - one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
three-fourths, three-quarters - three of four equal parts; "three-fourths of a pound"
fifth part, one-fifth, twenty percent, fifth - one part in five equal parts
one-sixth, sixth - one part in six equal parts
one-seventh, seventh - one part in seven equal parts
one-eighth, eighth - one part in eight equal parts
one-ninth, ninth - one part in nine equal parts
one-tenth, ten percent, tenth, tenth part - a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts
duodecimal, one-twelfth, twelfth part, twelfth - one part in twelve equal parts
one-sixteenth, sixteenth part, sixteenth - one part in sixteen equal parts
one-thirty-second, thirty-second, thirty-second part - one part in thirty-two equal parts
one-sixtieth, sixtieth - one part in sixty equal parts
one-sixty-fourth, sixty-fourth - one part in sixty-four equal parts
one percent, one-hundredth, hundredth - one part in a hundred equal parts
one-thousandth, thousandth - one part in a thousand equal parts
one-ten-thousandth, ten-thousandth - one part in ten thousand equal parts
one-hundred-thousandth - one part in a hundred thousand equal parts
one-millionth, millionth - one part in a million equal parts
one-hundred-millionth - one part in a hundred million equal parts
one-billionth, billionth - one part in a billion equal parts
one-trillionth, trillionth - one part in a trillion equal parts
one-quadrillionth, quadrillionth - one part in a quadrillion equal parts
one-quintillionth, quintillionth - one part in a quintillion equal parts
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