vulgar fraction

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vulgar fraction

n
(Mathematics) another name for simple fraction
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Translations

vulgar fraction

n (Math) → gemeiner Bruch
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vulgar fraction

n (Math) → frazione f ordinaria
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Adam Smith and Malthus, two younger Gradgrinds, were out at lecture in custody; and little Jane, after manufacturing a good deal of moist pipe-clay on her face with slate-pencil and tears, had fallen asleep over vulgar fractions.
Morrison is reconstructing his career and during the tough times he's suffered the same introduction to vulgar fractions of what he could once earn.
Delia had begun vulgar fractions, but Lucy was still very shaky over long division, and she spent the whole lesson on a sum that sprawled down her page like the mouses tail in Alice in Wonderland.