English definition of “fraction”
fraction
noun [C]
/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.FractionsWords meaning small pieces and amounts › 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
, then I could get by?
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