Fraction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfrækʃn|  American pronunciation of the word fraction
Brit.  |ˈfrakʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word fraction


- a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
- a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
- the quotient of two rational numbers


- perform a division (syn: divide)


...if even a tiny fraction of that cookie broke off and fell into the delicate watch works, it could mess things up...

I got these shoes at a fraction of the original price.

She paused for a fraction of a second.

Write the number as a decimal instead of as a fraction.

We offer services at a fraction of the cost of other companies.

Seven-tenths written as a decimal is.7. Seven-tenths written as a fraction is {frac7.

The decimal.2 is equal to the fraction {frac2.

In the fraction {frac2 the numerator is 2 and the denominator is 3.

The numerator in the fraction {frac3 is 3.

...mistakenly believed that the tribe was unsophisticated and would sell their land for a fraction of its worth...

The goods will be sold for a fraction of their value in order to discharge the debt.

The house was sold for only a fraction of its true value.

an integer is a number that is not a fraction

Word forms

singular: fraction
plural: fractions
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