Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A fragment; portion.

Part of speech: noun

The sum of a number of equal parts of a unit, as 1/ 2, 3/ 2, 0. 35.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "fraction":

  1. This fraction is used in the next run. - "Organic-Syntheses", Conant, James Bryant.
  2. The above are no doubt only a fraction of the Bania subcastes, but they include nearly all the most important and representative ones, from whom the caste takes its status and character. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
  3. He hesitated a fraction of a second at the door, either to let me catch up with him or because of distaste for the prospective meeting, and we entered the cool dark hall together. - "32 Caliber", Donald McGibeny.