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improper fraction
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics
1.
a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.
Origin of
improper fraction
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1535-1545
1535-45
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for
improper fraction
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improper fraction
noun
1.
a fraction in which the numerator has a greater absolute value or degree than the denominator, as
7/6
or (
x
² + 3)/(
x
+ 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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improper fraction
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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
.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Word Value for
improper
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