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vulgar fraction

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  • n. A fraction in the form of one integer divided by another, non-zero, integer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Fraction.
  • n.

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  • Delightfully insane!

    August 21, 2008

  • GUISEPPE: It's quite simple. Observe. Two husbands have managed to acquire three wives. Three wives--two husbands. (Reckoning up.) That's two-thirds of a husband to each wife.
    TESSA: O Mount Vesuvius, here we are in arithmetic! My good sir, one can't marry a vulgar fraction!
    GIUSEPPE: You've no right to call me a vulgar fraction!

    -- W.S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers

    August 21, 2008