improper fraction

noun Mathematics.
a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.

Origin:
1535–45

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improper fraction
 
n
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)  Pronunciation Key 
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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