common fraction
noun Date: 1823 a fraction (as 1/2 or 3/4) in which the numerator and denominator are both integers and are separated by a horizontal or slanted line — compare decimal fraction

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  • Common 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

  • common fraction — noun count TECHNICAL a FRACTION written as one number above a line and another number below the line, instead of as numbers separated by a DECIMAL POINT: VULGAR FRACTION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • common fraction — n. a fraction whose numerator and denominator are both whole numbers: cf. COMPLEX FRACTION, DECIMAL …   English World dictionary

  • common fraction — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms common fraction : singular common fraction plural common fractions maths a fraction written as one number above a line and another number below the line, instead of as numbers separated by a decimal point. ¾ is …   English dictionary

  • common fraction — fraction which is not combined with a whole number, simple fraction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • common fraction — Arith. a fraction represented as a numerator above and a denominator below a horizontal or diagonal line. Also called vulgar fraction. Cf. decimal fraction, mixed number. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • common fraction — noun A fraction in the form of one integer divided by another, non zero, integer. Syn: vulgar fraction …   Wiktionary

  • common fraction — noun (C) AmE a fraction 1 (2) that is shown by a number above and a number below a line, such as 1/4, rather than as a decimal 2; vulgar fraction 1 (2) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • common fraction — /kɒmən ˈfrækʃən / (say komuhn frakshuhn) noun Mathematics a fraction having the numerator above and the denominator below a horizontal or diagonal line (opposed to decimal fraction) …   Australian English dictionary

  • common fraction — noun the quotient of two integers • Syn: ↑simple fraction • Hypernyms: ↑fraction • Hyponyms: ↑one half, ↑half, ↑one third, ↑third, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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