# fractional number

## EnglishEdit

### NounEdit

**fractional number** (*plural* **fractional numbers**)

- (grammar) A word that expresses one or more of a specific number of parts of a whole.
- Synonyms: fractional, fractional numeral, partitive numeral
*In English, most ordinal numbers double as***fractional numbers**— "third", "fourth", and so on — with the exception of "second", whose corresponding**fractional number**is "half".

- (arithmetic) A fraction, such as or .
- Synonym: fraction

#### Coordinate termsEdit

- (grammar): cardinal number, ordinal number, distributive number, multiplier