# continued fraction

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## con·tin·ued fraction

(kən-tĭn′yo͞od)*n.*

A whole number plus a fraction whose numerator is a whole number and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction that has a denominator consisting of a whole number plus a fraction, and so on, such as 2 + 1/(3 + 7/(1 + 2/3)).

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## continued fraction

*n*

(Mathematics) a number plus a fraction whose denominator contains a number and a fraction whose denominator contains a number and a fraction, and so on

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## contin′ued frac′tion

*n.*

a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction and so on.

[1860–65]

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Noun | 1. | 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 onfraction - the quotient of two rational numbers |

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