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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A quantity less than a whole, or one.

Usage examples (32)
  • A fraction of the driveway had been shoveled because the snow kept falling.
  • Loop if (y0 = y1) break if (fraction > = 0) x0+ = stepx, fraction - = dy y0+ = stepy, fraction+ = dx
  • Loop if (x0 = x1) break if (fraction > y0+ = stepy, fraction - = dx x0+ = stepx, fraction+ = dy
  • And in Sweden today the guard labor fraction is less than half that of the United States. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A large "faction" (a small political group working for a common cause inside a larger group) of neighbors insists that a "fraction" (a small part; a portion) of the development should be parkland.
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