Entry from US English dictionary
A fraction expressed by a numerator and a denominator, not decimally.
- In 1802, he wrote a paper on the approximation of decimal fractions by common fractions.
- Only common fractions and percentages were used to facilitate student understanding and encourage estimation.
- Any decimal may be reduced to a common fraction.
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Syllabification: com·mon frac·tion
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