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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)

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.

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."