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fractionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfræk.ʃən/  us   /ˈfræk.ʃən/
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?

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

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fractionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfræk·ʃən/
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)

"fraction" in Business English

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fractionnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈfrækʃən/
a small part or amount of something: The company's computers only represent a fraction of the market.
(Definition of fraction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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