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complex fraction

noun, Mathematics
a fraction in which the numerator or the denominator or both contain one or more fractions.
Also called compound fraction.
Origin of complex fraction
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for complex fraction
  • We were discussing the domain of a pretty hairy function that was a complex fraction.
  • Recognize a complex fraction, and simplify it as a quotient or product of simple fractions.
British Dictionary definitions for complex fraction

complex fraction

(maths) a fraction in which the numerator or denominator or both contain fractions Also called compound fraction
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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