- frac·tionIPA[ˈfrakSH(ə)n]
### noun

#### 1. a numerical quantity that is not a whole number (e.g. 1/2, 0.5).

#### 2. a small or tiny part, amount, or proportion of something:

he hesitated for a**fraction**of a second her eyes widened a**fraction**#### 3. a dissenting group within a larger one:

the dominant classes or**fractions**in capitalist societies#### 4. each of the portions into which a mixture may be separated by a process in which the individual components behave differently according to their physical properties:

the third**fraction**contain alcohols with boiling points of 120–130°C#### 5. (in the Christian Church) the breaking of the Eucharistic bread:

the**Fraction**may be accompanied by the Agnus Dei

### Variation

#### n.: noun:

**fraction**, plural noun:**fractions**

#### noun

a numerical quantity that is not a whole number (e.g. 1/2, 0.5).a small or tiny part, amount, or proportion of something:

#### noun

a**fraction**expressed by numerator and denominator, not decimally.

#### noun

a**fraction**in which either the numerator or the denominator, or both, contain one or more fractions. Also called complex**fraction**.

#### noun

a**fraction**in which the numerator is greater than the denominator, such as 5/4.

#### noun

a**fraction**expressed by a numerator and a denominator, not decimally.

#### noun

each of two or more fractions into which a more complex**fraction**can be decomposed as a sum.

#### noun

a**fraction**of infinite length whose denominator is a quantity plus a**fraction**, which latter**fraction**has a similar denominator, and so on.

#### noun

a**fraction**that is less than one, with the numerator less than the denominator.

#### noun

each of two or more fractions into which a more complex**fraction**can be decomposed as a sum.