**Complex fraction** — Fraction Frac tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See {Break}.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Neither can the natural body of Christ be… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**complex fraction** — n. a fraction with a fraction in its numerator or denominator, or in both … English World dictionary

**complex fraction** — noun a fraction with fractions in the numerator or denominator • Syn: ↑compound fraction • Hypernyms: ↑fraction * * * noun : a fraction having a fraction or mixed number in the numerator or denominator or in each called also compound fraction * * … Useful english dictionary

**complex fraction** — fraction which is combined together with a whole number (such as 3 1/2) … English contemporary dictionary

**complex fraction** — noun Date: 1827 a fraction with a fraction or mixed number in the numerator or denominator or both compare simple fraction … New Collegiate Dictionary

**complex fraction** — Math. a fraction in which the numerator or the denominator or both contain one or more fractions. Also called compound fraction. [1820 30] * * * … Universalium

**complex fraction** — com′plex frac′tion n. math. a fraction in which the numerator or the denominator or both contain one or more fractions Also called compound fraction • Etymology: 1820–30 … From formal English to slang

**complex fraction** — /kɒmplɛks ˈfrækʃən/ (say kompleks frakshuhn) noun a fraction expressing a ratio between fractions or mixed numbers, or between a fraction or mixed number and a whole number … Australian English dictionary

**Complex** — Com plex (k[o^]m pl[e^]ks), a. [L. complexus, p. p. of complecti to entwine around, comprise; com + plectere to twist, akin to plicare to fold. See {Plait}, n.] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Complex number** — Complex Com plex (k[o^]m pl[e^]ks), a. [L. complexus, p. p. of complecti to entwine around, comprise; com + plectere to twist, akin to plicare to fold. See {Plait}, n.] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English