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Definition of 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.
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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