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noun as in part

noun as in incomplete number

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As a result, Phobos appears large enough to blot out a large fraction of the sun as seen from the surface of Mars.

She and her colleagues used a model that compared fantasy players’ win fractions during the first half of a series of competitions against their win fractions over the second half.

China’s gross savings rate, as a fraction of its gross domestic product, dropped from a peak of 52 percent in 2008 to 46 percent in 2018, while India’s fell from 37 percent in 2007 to 30 percent in 2018.

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There’s a precise way in which a matching Set triple can be thought of as an arithmetic progression, and just as with lists of whole numbers, you can ask what fraction of the cards you must lay down to be sure of finding at least one triple.

Since 77 is an odd number, we cannot reduce this fraction to have a lower power of 2 in the denominator, so 5 or 6 generations will not work.

The judges who handle arraignments at criminal court in all five boroughs have a small fraction of their usual caseloads.

Twitter mentions: 20,000, but still a tiny fraction of what was to come.

No, on the contrary, only a fraction of this country, a part which I would call the best of Italy, is against the Mafia.

It has a third of the budget and a fraction of the maritime vessels.

While it provides only a small fraction of the power used—about 1.5 percent—it does represent an important investment and symbol.

The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.

We can thus disregard the first 16 and consider only the last two figures which constitute the fraction of a century.

"I've got one-fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.

Joseph had mentally spent his tiny fraction of the money a dozen times or more.

Before turning up the eleventh card he paused for the fraction of a second.


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On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fraction, such as: chunk, half, portion, bite, cut, and division.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.