# Definitions for **Fraction**ˈfræk ʃən

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### Princeton's WordNet

fraction(noun)

a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process

fraction(noun)

a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

fraction(verb)

the quotient of two rational numbers

divide, fraction(verb)

perform a division

"Can you divide 49 by seven?"

### Wiktionary

fraction(Noun)

A part of a whole, especially a comparatively small part.

fraction(Noun)

A ratio of two numbers, the numerator and the denominator, usually written one above the other and separated by a horizontal bar.

fraction(Noun)

A component of a mixture, separated by fractionation.

fraction(Noun)

In a eucharistic service, the breaking of the host.

fraction(Noun)

A small amount.

fraction(Verb)

To divide or break into fractions.

**Origin:** From Middle English fraccioun (a breaking), from Anglo-Norman, from fractio, from frangere, past participle fractus.

### Webster Dictionary

Fraction(noun)

the act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence

Fraction(noun)

a portion; a fragment

Fraction(noun)

one or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude

Fraction(verb)

to separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum

**Origin:** [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See Break.]

### Freebase

Fraction

A fraction represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts. When spoken in everyday English, a fraction describes how many parts of a certain size there are, for example, one-half, eight-fifths, three-quarters. A common, vulgar, or simple fraction consists of an integer numerator, displayed above a line, and a non-zero integer denominator, displayed below that line. The numerator represents a number of equal parts and the denominator indicates how many of those parts make up a whole. For example, in the fraction 3/4, the numerator, 3, tells us that the fraction represents 3 equal parts, and the denominator, 4, tells us that 4 parts make up a whole. The picture to the right illustrates or 3/4 of a cake. Numerators and denominators are also used in fractions that are not simple, including compound fractions, complex fractions, and mixed numerals. Fractional numbers can also be written without using explicit numerators or denominators, by using decimals, percent signs, or negative exponents. An integer such as the number 7 can be thought of as having an implied denominator of one: 7 equals 7/1.

### British National Corpus

Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'Fraction' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3920

Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'Fraction' in Nouns Frequency: #1871

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

This was not even a

**fraction**of Sandy.We're talking about a

**fraction**of a**fraction.**We can only get a

**fraction**of what we could sell.ISIS is only a

**fraction**of what it could potentially become.The

**fraction**of people who are monthly users who are in fact daily users has gone way, way up.

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# Translations for **Fraction**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- фракционирам, частица, част, дроб, фракцияBulgarian
- fraccióCatalan, Valencian
- zlomekCzech
- brøk, brøkdelDanish
- Bruchteil, BruchGerman
- κλάσμαGreek
- fracción, quebradoSpanish
- کسرPersian
- murto-osa, pilkkoa, murtoluku, murtaminen, jakaa, jae, fraktioidaFinnish
- fractionFrench
- codánIrish
- bìdeag, mìr, criomag, bloighScottish Gaelic
- अंHindi
- törtszám, törtHungarian
- կոտորակArmenian
- frazioneItalian
- 断片, 分数Japanese
- fractioLatin
- daļskaitlisLatvian
- дропка, дел, делчеMacedonian
- breukDutch
- brøk, fraksjon, andel, brøkdelNorwegian
- ułamek, cząstkaPolish
- fracție, fracțiuneRomanian
- часть, дробь, фракцияRussian
- òdsječak, dȉo, rázlomakSerbo-Croatian
- ulomekSlovene
- bråkdel, bråkSwedish
- касрTajik
- bahagimbilangTagalog

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