fraction fraction  /f ˈræk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
  2. (n) a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
  3. (n) the quotient of two rational numbers
  4. (v) perform a division

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If I can contribute just a fraction of what Miyamoto has to video gaming, I'll be honored.
  2. Spotting trends before they're trendy and molding them into a consistent vision account for only a small fraction of Coddington's success.
  3. Once inside, surgeons thread the electrodes deep into the brain, aiming for a spot, usually on the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's patients, a fraction of the size of a pea.

News

  1. Competition grows at Ribfest

    Local Low and Slow BBQ appears to be a fraction of the size of other vendors at this weekend's BBQ Ribfest, featuring a picket fence and a tip jar with a "College Fund" label on the front.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  2. Seth Rogen makes directing debut with "This Is the End

    June 15--A surprisingly large fraction of this summer's movie releases take the destruction of human life on earth as their premise. None has taken that vision to such an extreme as "This is the End." The Hollywood apocalypse comedy resembles a Hieronymus Bosch painting with wiener jokes.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  3. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani elected president of Iran, interior ministry says

    The Iranian interior ministry announced on Saturday that moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani has won the country’s presidential election, NBC News confirms.Rowhani won with a fraction over the 50 percent of the vote needed to win outright on the first poll. Voter turnout was recorded at 72.7 percent.Press TV, an Iranian state media outlet, reported that Rowhani was born in the city of Sorkheh and ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "We are currently being inundated with requests for meetings, and it will be impossible for Mr. Mandela to accede to even a small fraction of these," the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement this week.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Nelson Mandela Source: Globe and Mail

  2. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing the majority opinion in Gonzalez v. Carhart, said the law's opponents "have not demonstrated that the act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases."
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Vermont Guardian

  3. "The auto industry is seeking only a fraction of what was given to the ...... financial industry and it's a loan. And that loan is going to ensure that we have a manufacturing infrastructure and 3 million jobs are protected in this nation all across...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Jennifer Granholm Source: International Herald Tribune

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