fractional number



fractional number (plural fractional numbers)

  1. (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".
  2. (arithmetic) A fraction, such as   or  .
    Synonym: fraction

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