# fraction-n; 3 Senses

### Sense Number 1: the quotient of two numbers, a non-whole numeric value

Commentary: FRACTION[+quantity][+number][+rational][-whole]

Examples:
The children are learning fractions this week in their math class.
Adding the fractions 1/4 and 1/3 results in 7/12.
You can also write 25/1000 as the decimal fraction .025.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 2: a small, indefinite portion of something

Commentary: FRACTION[+quantity][+portion][+small][+indefinite]

Examples:
They are not one fraction closer to a settlement than they were before.
This flooring material costs a fraction of what that Italian marble would cost.
It was just a fraction of an inch too short. (the specific fraction is not identified, so not sense 1)

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: a component of a chemical mixture separated out by fractionation

Commentary: FRACTION[+entity][+substance][+mixture][+chemical][+component][+separated]

Examples:
Alcohol is one of the fractions in this blue liquid.
This process will separate the material into its four chemical fractions.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1