# proper fraction

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## proper fraction

*n.*

**1.**A numerical fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.

**2.**A polynomial fraction in which the numerator is of a lower degree than the denominator.

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## proper fraction

*n*

(Mathematics) a fraction in which the numerator has a lower absolute value than the denominator, as or

*x*/(3 +*x*^{2})Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

## prop′er frac′tion

*n.*

a fraction having the numerator less, or lower in degree, than the denominator.

[1665–75]

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## prop·er fraction

(prŏp′ər) A fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator, such as

^{1}/_{2}. Compare improper fraction.The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Noun | 1. | proper fraction - a fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominatorfraction - the quotient of two rational numbers decimal, decimal fraction - a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10 |

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Translations

**真分数**

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