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improper fraction

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

(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

a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.
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im·prop·er fraction

A fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator, such as 3/2 . Compare proper fraction.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.improper fraction - a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator
fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
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improper fraction

n (Math) → frazione f impropria
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(imˈpropə) adjective
(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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