# 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.

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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)

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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.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1