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fraction (s) (noun), fractions (pl)
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 fractionem, fractio, "a breaking"; especially, into pieces, from the Latin root of frangere "to break".
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