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Definition of Fraction

Fraction

  1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
  2. A portion; a fragment.
  3. One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.
  4. To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.

Fraction Quotations

Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
Andre Breton

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Tea Party people say they're angry about socialism, but maybe they're really angry about capitalism. If there's a sense of being looked down upon, it's that sense of failure that's built into a system that assures everyone they can make it to the top, but then reserves the top for only a tiny fraction of the strivers.
Gail Collins

When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate.
Seth Godin

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
Paul Gauguin
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Fraction Translations

fraction in Dutch is breuk, fractie
fraction in French is fraction, bout, cassure
fraction in German is Bruch
fraction in Italian is frattura, pezzettino, frazione
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