C2 a number that results from dividing one whole number by another: ¼ and 0.25 are different ways of representing the same fraction.› a small part of something, or a small amount: Although sexual and violent crimes have increased by 13 percent, they remain only a tiny/small fraction of the total number of crimes committed each year. They can produce it at a fraction of the cost of (= much more cheaply than) traditional methods. Could you just move a fraction to the right, so I can get by?

(Definition of fraction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

› mathematics a number that results from dividing one whole number (= a number with no part of a number after it) by another: 1/4 and 0.25 are different ways of representing the same fraction.› A fraction is also a very small part or amount of something: Counterfeits are sold at a fraction of the cost of the genuine articles. Juries often hear only a fraction of the story.

fractional

adjective mathematics

(Definition of fraction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

(Definition of fraction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

in Korean | 분수… |

in Arabic | كَسْر… |

in Malaysian | pecahan, sebahagian kecil… |

in French | fraction, petite portion… |

in Russian | дробь (в математике), частица, доля… |

in Chinese (Traditional) | 分數, 小部分… |

in Italian | frazione… |

in Turkish | kesir, çok küçük miktar, küçücük bölüm… |

in Polish | ułamek, odrobina… |

in Spanish | fracción, poquito… |

in Vietnamese | phân số, một chút… |

in Portuguese | fração… |

in Thai | เศษส่วน, ส่วนน้อย… |

in German | der Bruch, der Bruchteil… |

in Catalan | fracció… |

in Japanese | 分数… |

in Chinese (Simplified) | 分数, 小部分… |

in Indonesian | pecahan, sebagian kecil… |

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