from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Mathematics An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities, such as 1/3 .
- noun A disconnected piece; a fragment.
- noun A small part; a bit.
- noun A chemical component separated by fractionation.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of breaking, or the state of being broken, especially by violence; a breaking or fracture.
- noun Specifically (ecclesiastical), the liturgical act of breaking or dividing the eucharistic bread, or host.
- noun A fragment; a separated portion; a disconnected part.
- noun In mathematics: In arithmetic, a part, or a number of aliquot parts, of unity.
- noun In algebra, a ration of algebraic quantities analogous to the arithmetical vulgar fraction, and similarly expressed.
- Same as
- noun In mathematics: In geometry, any multiple of any submultiple of a magnitude.
- noun In chem., one of the parts into which a substance is separated in the process of fractional distillation. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb (Chem.) To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with
- noun obsolete The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
- noun A portion; a fragment.
- noun (Arith. or Alg.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.
- noun a fraction in which the number of equal parts into which the integer is supposed to be divided is indicated by figures or letters, called the
denominator, written below a line, over which is the numerator, indicating the number of these parts included in the fraction; as 1/2, one half, 2/5, two fifths.
- noun a fraction having a fraction or mixed number in the numerator or denominator, or in both.
- noun a fraction of a fraction; two or more fractions connected by
- noun See under
Continued, Decimal, Partial, etc.
- noun a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator.
- noun a fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A part of a whole, especially a comparatively small part.
- noun A
ratioof two numbers, the numeratorand the denominator, usually written one above the other and separated by a horizontal bar.
- noun chemistry A
componentof a mixture, separated by fractionation.
- noun In a
eucharistic service, the breaking of the host.
- noun A small amount.
- verb To divide or break into fractions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
- noun the quotient of two rational numbers
- verb perform a division
- noun a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Loop if (y0 = y1) break if (fraction > = 0) x0+ = stepx, fraction - = dy y0+ = stepy, fraction+ = dx
Loop if (x0 = x1) break if (fraction > y0+ = stepy, fraction - = dx x0+ = stepx, fraction+ = dy
Because the piles are typically large enough (in the case of most publicly traded corporations), merely bleeding off a small fraction of a small fraction is enough to make a man wealthy beyond the capacity of most people to imagine.
The glazing contains a form of uranium-oxide, and a certain fraction of the uranium-238 nuclei will absorb the moderated neutrons, and thereby transform to uranium-239.
Except that a certain fraction of the CA voting public has by now gotten wise to the thing, and there are now a lot of people (me included) who vote “no” on ALL CA initiatives unless provided with a compelling reason to do otherwise.
And in Sweden today the guard labor fraction is less than half that of the United States.
Apparently there was a great many lessons learned, a certain fraction (estimated at between 1 and 3 quarters of the total) of decent material produced, and apparently a lot of the problems related to people not knowing or agreeing on … what the goals and success criteria for the project were.
Only a small fraction of the nuclear collisions in the Sun succeed in overcoming this repulsion and causing fusion; this fraction is very sensitive to the temperature.
A certain fraction of the electrons will penetrate the barrier by tunnelling and we may obtain a weak tunnel current through the barrier.
Measured by Gross National Product (GNP), at the end of World War II, we were more than forty per cent of the whole; today the fraction is less than a quarter.