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rationalnumber
rational number
^{}
noun
Mathematics
.
a number that can be expressed exactly by a ratio of two
integers
.
Origin:
1900–05
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World English Dictionary
rational number
—
n
any real number of the form
a
/
b
, where
a
and
b
are integers and
b
is not zero, as 7 or 7/3
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
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American Heritage
Science Dictionary
rational number
A number that can be expressed as an
integer
or a quotient of
integers
. For example, 2, 5, and
^{1}
/
_{2}
are rational numbers.
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