# common fraction

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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
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## com′mon frac′tion

n.
a fraction represented as a numerator above and a denominator below a horizontal or diagonal line.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 common fraction - the quotient of two integerssimple fractionfraction - the quotient of two rational numbershalf, 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 wholefourth 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 partsone-sixth, sixth - one part in six equal partsone-seventh, seventh - one part in seven equal partsone-eighth, eighth - one part in eight equal partsone-ninth, ninth - one part in nine equal partsone-tenth, ten percent, tenth, tenth part - a tenth part; one part in ten equal partsduodecimal, one-twelfth, twelfth part, twelfth - one part in twelve equal partsone-sixteenth, sixteenth part, sixteenth - one part in sixteen equal partsone-thirty-second, thirty-second, thirty-second part - one part in thirty-two equal partsone-sixtieth, sixtieth - one part in sixty equal partsone-sixty-fourth, sixty-fourth - one part in sixty-four equal partsone percent, one-hundredth, hundredth - one part in a hundred equal partsone-thousandth, thousandth - one part in a thousand equal partsone-ten-thousandth, ten-thousandth - one part in ten thousand equal partsone-hundred-thousandth - one part in a hundred thousand equal partsone-millionth, millionth - one part in a million equal partsone-hundred-millionth - one part in a hundred million equal partsone-billionth, billionth - one part in a billion equal partsone-trillionth, trillionth - one part in a trillion equal partsone-quadrillionth, quadrillionth - one part in a quadrillion equal partsone-quintillionth, quintillionth - one part in a quintillion equal parts
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