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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

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

To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

Elementary considerations led me to the conclusion that a medium, composed of layers of different dielectric constants, must behave as a uniaxial crystal if it is assumed that the layer thicknesses are only a fraction of a wave-length.
Karl Ferdinand Braun

A very receptive state of mind... not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it.
Minor White
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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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