[ UK /fɹˈækʃən/ ]
[ US /ˈfɹækʃən/ ]
  1. a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
  2. the quotient of two rational numbers
  3. a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
  1. perform a division
    Can you divide 49 by seven?
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How To Use fraction In A Sentence

  • Patients received a conditioning regimen that consisted of total body irradiation (1375 cGy in 11 fractions) with partial lung shielding, thiotepa (10 mg/kg), cyclophosphamide (120 mg/kg), and rabbit antithymocyte globulin (1.5 mg/kg). EurekAlert! - Breaking News
  • Leave the inner tent door open a fraction, even if you don't have mesh.
  • Its addition in minute amounts to the nucleoprotein tumor fraction, was expected to suppress the formation of the fibrillar halo if nucleic acids rather that the protein were responsible for the nerve growth promoting effect elicited by this fraction. Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later
  • We then repeat this fractionation process on these 10 compounds, rescreen them and find the active one, and then identify what that compound is. Odette Yustman in GQ Magazine
  • Holography not only maps the intensities of the light, as do normal diffraction patterns, it also encodes information about the phases of the light that is otherwise intrinsically lost.
  • These authors, by using differential and density-gradient centrifugation techniques, achieved the differentiation of the microbody fraction from lysosomes, microsomes, and mitochondria.
  • Similarly, the variation of distance refraction and the presence of astigmatism is also lower than for humans.
  • They also confirm that highly fractionalized societies will have a worse record of the rule of law.
  • The blood samples were fractionated and stored at - 80° C.
  • The next problem is how to multiply and divide numbers involving fractions.
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