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1. An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities in mathematics; such as, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10, etc.

2. A small disconnected piece; a fragment.

3. A small part or item forming a piece of a whole.

4. Etymology: from Late Latin

2. A small disconnected piece; a fragment.

3. A small part or item forming a piece of a whole.

4. Etymology: from Late Latin

*fractionem, fractio*, "a breaking"; especially, into pieces, from the Latin root of*frangere*"to break".
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fraction

A part or portion of a whole amount.

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improper fraction

A fraction whose numerator (top number) is the same as or larger than the denominator (bottom number).

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proper fraction

A fraction in which the numerator is smaller than the denominator.

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