proper fraction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proper fraction a fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Proper fraction a fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.
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Usage

In literature:

This last fraction worked actively at its proper organization.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
Fortunately, only a very small fraction of one per cent ever reaches the proper place for growth.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Russia proper never consumed more than a very small fraction of Ukraine's grain.
"Memorandum to the Government of the United States on the Recognition of the Ukrainian People's Republic" by Julian Batchinsky
Nothing but dynamite or the proper combination could ever move it the fraction of an inch.
"Parlous Times" by David Dwight Wells
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In poetry:

So they talked in whispers of euchre games,
Of ladies and Eskimo,
Of vulgar fractions and proper names,
And the works of Byron and Poe.
"Eberly's Fair Young Bride" by Wallace Irwin

In science:

Again, these differences were properly accounted for after rescaling with respect to the effective volume fraction of the chains (Fig. 7, lower panel).
Modelling diffusional transport in the interphase cell nucleus
D5-branes wrapped, they provide M quantities of (fractional) D3-brane charge on top of the N “proper” D3-branes already in the geometry.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
In practice, one must compute the dynamical decay rate based on the local temperature and momentum-space anisotropy of the plasma and solve for the fraction of states remaining at a particular point in the plasma as a function of proper-time and then integrate/average over space-time.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma
This is important for comparing the MAP results to COBE, for properly normalizing the angular power spectrum, and for retaining sensitivity to the dipole which will serve as MAP’s primary calibration source. • Observe a large fraction of the sky every day.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Experiments
My main criticism was that in this paper, the authors did not properly acknowledge existing results in the literature, where character formulas based on fractional exclusion statistics had been displayed explicitly (see e.g. [2,3]).
Comment on the paper ``The universal chiral partition function for exclusion statistics''
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