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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
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He remembered the way she had looked at him, how she had laughed when he narrated Mickey Dolan's mistake in staking the fraction on Skookum Gulch.
A fraction of a second too long in the water and the fine and silken edge of the proper heat was lost, and Martin found time to marvel at the accuracy he developed - an automatic accuracy, founded upon criteria that were machine-like and unerring.
s average worked out at a fraction over 500 kilometres per hour, thus constituting a record.
We must communicate with you through a stammering intelligence in that small fraction of our language that you yourselves can speak.
Captain Jim is never late by the fraction of a second," said Leslie.
I had perhaps the fraction of a second longer to live when I heard an angry growl behind us mingle with a cry of pain and rage from the giant who carried me.
And in the next second, or fraction of second, as Jerry lifted and soared through the air, over the barbed wire of the rail and overboard, while Sniders were being passed up overside from the canoes, Tambi fired his next hasty shot.
But the Englishman was close to him--so close that his hand reached the leveled barrel a fraction of a second before the hammer fell upon the cartridge, and the bullet that was intended for Tarzan's heart whirred harmlessly above his head.
The gutter-cat prepared and sprang with sudden decision, landing where Cocky had perched the fraction of a second before.
He was a fraction, a single part of a social mechanism, who must necessarily keep in the closest touch with many others.
The stone did not give the fraction of the breadth of a hair.
But my mother, frightened as she was, would not consent to take a fraction more than was due to her and was obstinately unwilling to be content with less.