from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mathematics The expression written above the line in a common fraction to indicate the number of parts of the whole.
  • n. Mathematics An expression to be divided by another; a dividend.
  • n. One that numbers; an enumerator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The number or expression written above the line in a fraction (thus 1 in ½).
  • n. An enumerator; someone who counts things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who numbers.
  • n. The term in a fraction which indicates the number of fractional units that are taken.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who numbers.
  • n. In arithmetic, the number in a vulgar fraction which shows how many parts of a unit are taken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the dividend of a fraction


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