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## improper fraction

n.
A fraction in which the numerator is larger than or equal to the denominator.

## improper fraction

n
(Mathematics) a fraction in which the numerator has a greater absolute value or degree than the denominator, as or (x2 + 3)/(x + 1)
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## improp′er frac′tion

n.
a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.
[1535–45]

## im·prop·er fraction

(ĭm-prŏp′ər)
A fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator, such as 3/2 . Compare proper fraction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 improper fraction - a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominatorfraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
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Translations
كَسْر غَير حَقيقي
nepravý zlomek
áltört
óeiginlegt brot

nepravý zlomok
bileşik kesir

## improper fraction

n (Math) →
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## improper

(of behaviour etc) not acceptable; indecent; wrong. improper suggestions.
impropriety (imprəˈpraiəti) noun
improper fraction
a fraction which is larger than 1. 7/5 is an improper fraction.
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