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improper fraction

noun, Mathematics
1.
a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45
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British Dictionary definitions for imp-roper fraction

improper fraction

noun
1.
a fraction in which the numerator has a greater absolute value or degree than the denominator, as 7/6 or (x² + 3)/(x + 1)
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improper fraction
  (ĭm-prŏp'ər)   
A fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator, such as 3/2 . Compare proper fraction.
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