- proper fraction
- noun Date: 1674 a fraction in which the numerator is less or of lower degree than the denominator

*New Collegiate Dictionary.
2001.*

- proper fraction
- noun Date: 1674 a fraction in which the numerator is less or of lower degree than the denominator

*New Collegiate Dictionary.
2001.*

**Proper fraction**— Proper Prop er, a. [OE. propre, F. propre, fr. L. proprius. Cf. {Appropriate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Belonging to one; one s own; individual. His proper good [i. e., his own possessions]. Chaucer. My proper son. Shak. [1913 Webster] Now learn the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Proper 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**proper fraction**— n a ↑fraction such as ¾, in which the number above the line is smaller than the one below it →↑improper fraction … Dictionary of contemporary English**proper fraction**— noun count a FRACTION in which the number above the line is smaller than the number below the line, for example ¼ … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English**proper fraction**— ► NOUN ▪ a fraction that is less than one, with the numerator less than the denominator … English terms dictionary**proper fraction**— n. Math. a fraction in which the numerator is less, or of lower degree, than the denominator, as 2/ 5 or x/x2 … English World dictionary**proper fraction**— noun a fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator • Hypernyms: ↑fraction • Hyponyms: ↑decimal fraction, ↑decimal * * * ˌproper ˈfraction 7 [proper fraction] … Useful english dictionary**proper fraction**— UK / US noun [countable] Word forms proper fraction : singular proper fraction plural proper fractions maths a fraction in which the number above the line is smaller than the number below the line, for example ¼ … English dictionary**proper fraction**— fraction whose top number is smaller than the bottom … English contemporary dictionary**proper fraction**— noun A vulgar fraction in which the magnitude of the numerator is less than or equal to that of the denominator, such as 2/3. Ant: improper fraction … Wiktionary**proper fraction**— noun (C) a fraction such as ¾ in which the number above the line is smaller than the one below it compare improper fraction … Longman dictionary of contemporary English