Definition of "fraction" []

  • Mathematics An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities, such as 1/3 . (noun)
  • A disconnected piece; a fragment. (noun)
  • A small part; a bit: moved a fraction of a step. (noun)
  • A chemical component separated by fractionation. (noun)
  • A ratio of two expressions or numbers other than zero (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any rational number that is not an integer (noun)
  • Any part or subdivision (noun)
  • A small piece; fragment (noun)
  • A component of a mixture separated by a fractional process, such as fractional distillation (noun)
  • The formal breaking of the bread in Communion (noun)
  • The act of breaking (noun)
  • To divide (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fraction" in a sentence
  • "Loop if (y0 = y1) break if (fraction > = 0) x0+ = stepx, fraction - = dy y0+ = stepy, fraction+ = dx"
  • "Loop if (x0 = x1) break if (fraction > y0+ = stepy, fraction - = dx x0+ = stepx, fraction+ = dy"
  • "And in Sweden today the guard labor fraction is less than half that of the United States."