complex fraction


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complex fraction

n.
A fraction in which the numerator or the denominator or both contain fractions. Also called compound fraction.

complex fraction

n
(Mathematics) maths a fraction in which the numerator or denominator or both contain fractions. Also called: compound fraction

com′plex frac′tion



n.
a fraction in which the numerator or the denominator or both contain one or more fractions. Also called compound fraction.
[1820–30]
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Noun1.complex fraction - a fraction with fractions in the numerator or denominator
fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
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