fraction


fraction
01. These desserts taste like the rich desserts you love, but at a [fraction] of the calories.
02. Only a [fraction] of those who try to immigrate to this country each year are actually accepted.
03. You can buy regular jeans at a [fraction] of the cost you'd pay for designer jeans.
04. He only waited for a [fraction] of a second before honking his horn.
05. Fifty percent can be expressed as the [fraction] one half.
06. My son is learning [fractions] in his arithmetic class this week.
07. The Dow Jones industrial average is up a [fraction] of a point to 2518.77 today.
08. Police are able to intercept only a tiny [fraction] of the illegal drugs that enter this country every year.
09. The children were busily converting [fractions] to numbers with decimal points.
10. The bullet missed his heart by only a [fraction] of an inch.
11. Over its entire lifetime of 10 billion years, our sun will not lose any appreciable [fraction] of its mass.
12. She opened her eyes just a [fraction], but then quickly closed them again.
13. Rosalyn Sussman once suggested that we still live in a world in which a significant [fraction] of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs, and wants to belong exclusively in the home.
14. Someone once suggested that in any group of people, a small [fraction] will be leaders, a larger [fraction] will be followers, and a substantial proportion just won't want to get involved.
15. Robert Heinlein once said, "Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small [fraction] who do think mostly can't do it very well."
16. The sun contains more than 99.8 percent of the total mass in our solar system, Jupiter contains most of the rest, and the [fractional] percentage that is left consists of our earth and moon, and the remaining planets and asteroids.
17. There are [fractionally] more women in the world than men.
18. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is fresh, and only a [fraction] is accessible.
19. An experiment at an American university in the early 1980s showed that chimpanzees can understand [fractions].
20. Goulden, Nation and Read have noted that in a language like English, even native speakers know only a [fraction] of the vast total of words.
21. Studies show that only a [fraction] of the world's one billion young people know how one becomes infected by HIV.
22. Most people only eat a [fraction] of the fruits and vegetables that should be eaten in order to maintain a healthy diet.

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  • fraction — [ fraksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1187; « rupture » v. 1400; bas lat. fractio, de frangere « briser » I ♦ Liturg. La fraction du pain : action de rompre le pain eucharistique avant de communier. II ♦ 1 ♦ (1538) Math. Nombre rationnel, élément de l ensemble Q …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fraction — Frac tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See {Break}.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fraction — Fraction. subst. fem. Action par laquelle on rompt. En ce sens il n a d usage qu en certaines phrases consacrées. Les Pelerins d Emaüs connurent nostre Seigneur à la fraction du pain. le corps de Jesus Christ n est point rompu par la fraction de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fraction — frac‧tion [ˈfrækʆn] noun [countable] a very small amount of something: • Generic versions of the drug sell for a fraction of the branded price. * * * fraction UK US /ˈfrækʃən/ noun [C, usually singular] ► a small part or amount of something:… …   Financial and business terms

  • fraction — in general use means ‘a very small part’: • Teaching loads at white schools often are only a fraction the size of those at black schools Saturday Review, AmE 1971. This use is idiomatic despite the pedantic objection occasionally heard that a… …   Modern English usage

  • Fraction — Frac tion, v. t. (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fraction — [n1] part bite, chunk, cut, division, end, fragment, half, piece, portion, section, share, slice; concept 835 Ant. entirety, total, whole fraction [n2] incomplete number bit, division, fragment, part, partial, piece, portion, quotient, ratio,… …   New thesaurus

  • Fraction — (v. lat.), 1) Bruch; 2) das Brechen; 3) in den parlamentarischen Parteien die kleineren Unterabtheilungen od. Gruppen, welche in einzelnen Principienfragen von der Hauptpartei abweichen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fraction — Fraction, lat. fractio, Brechung, Bruch; Partei. Fractur, Knochenbruch; in der Buchdruckerei die eckige deutsche Schrift; in der Kalligraphie die Kanzleischrift, die nachgeahmte deutsche Druckschrift …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • fraction — index constituent (part), element, installment, member (constituent part), modicum, moiety, part …   Law dictionary

  • fraction — late 14c., originally in the mathematical sense, from Anglo Fr. fraccioun (O.Fr. fraccion, 12c., breaking ) and directly from L.L. fractionem (nom. fractio) a breaking, especially into pieces, noun of action from pp. stem of L. frangere to break …   Etymology dictionary