# Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Fraction"

• ## The meaning of "Fraction" in various phrases and sentences

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2. It means "in less time than it would usually take"

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2. so fast it is only a "part" of a second. e.g 几分之一秒

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2. I presume this is talking about conversions of fractions to decimal numbers, e.g. that 1/4 is 0.25, 1/2 is 0.5 etc....

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2. Fractions are part of the US measurement system. 1/4 (a quarter) is equal to 0.25, for example. To say, "only a fraction," is to downplay the significance of something. It would not mean a specific number, just that such a number is very small. In this instance, it is saying these infections are not a significant cause of schizophrenia. すみません、この答えにわ私の日本語は十分じゃありません。

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2. a fraction of the value means that its a small % of the actual true value of the item. in this context, "amounts to fraud" amounts means it adds up to fraud, or tantamount to fraud, in other words it equals fraud.

• ## Example sentences using "Fraction"

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2. The price is only a fraction of what it used to be. These books are only a fraction of my entire collection. This class size is only a fraction of what it was last semester.

• ## Synonyms of "Fraction" and their differences

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2. Fragment - specifically used for materials. Fraction - can be used for metaphorical things -> A fragment of glass -> A fraction of time

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2. fraction = a part of a whole: a number like 3/5 or 7/8 fracture = a break in something hard, like a bone or a rock

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2. Yes, faction can be military, or political. Fraction is a part of something; usually part of a number such as 1/4 (one quarter). After John raided the fridge, only a small fraction of the food was left for anyone else.

• ## Translations of "Fraction"

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2. We use both (in British English as well), but I would say the "(number 1) over (number 2)" structure is more so used in mathematics than in day to day speech.

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2. @barnaclelife The most common is @hannahlabonte 's answer.

• ## Other questions about "Fraction"

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2. one thousand two hundred and sixty a (or one) hundred and forty-three divided by one thousand two hundred and sixty

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2. For the top part say the number For the bottom part say the number in its sequence form (third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, etc.) 1/3 would be read as “one third” 5/7 would be read as “five sevenths” There is an exception to this - if the bottom is 2, you would not say “second”. Instead, you would say “half” or “halves” 1/2 is “one half” 4/2 is “four halves” There is another way to do it. The easiest way to say any fraction though, is to just say “(top number) over (bottom number)” 1/3 is “one over three” 5/7 is “five over seven” This is easy because there are no exceptions, and you just say the numbers. Hope I could help!

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2. We don't say the second "f" in "fifths", so you can just pronounce it as "fiths" I also think "sixths" is a little difficult

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2. Only a small fraction of Korean people have heard the name John Denver, and just barely.

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2. You need to pronounce the "s" at the end of "sevenths" more clearly. https://forvo.com/word/fifths/#en

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