Definition of common fraction in English:

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common fraction

Entry from US English dictionary


A fraction expressed by a numerator and a denominator, not decimally.
Example sentences
  • 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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