# common fraction

## Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• n common fraction the quotient of two integers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Common fraction a fraction in which the number of equal parts into which the integer is supposed to be divided is indicated by figures or letters, called the denominator, written below a line, over which is the numerator, indicating the number of these parts included in the fraction; as 1/2, one half, 2/5, two fifths.
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## Usage

### In literature:

It was decided, therefore, to divide the pounds only, and to throw the shillings, pence, and fractions in a common fund.
"The Wrecker" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
Common fractions may often be changed to decimals very readily, and the calculations thereby made much easier.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
We must break wholes up into fractions, and then seek their common multiple.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
What would Princess Irene want with vulgar fractions, a common denominator, and such low subjects?
Many think common fractions vulgar, but they are the components of millions.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Fractions of a cow-common were called sheep-commons, five of which equalled a cow-common.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
Happiness, said Carlyle, is as the value of a common fraction, which results from dividing the numerator by the denominator.
"21" by Frank Crane
It was decided, therefore, to divide the pounds only, and to throw the shillings, pence, and fractions in a common fund.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Can the same words mean both a common fraction and a decimal fraction?
"The Psychology of Arithmetic" by Edward L. Thorndike
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### In news:

Only a fraction of current exoplanet systems have these characteristics, meaning places like our own Solar System — and intelligent aliens — might be less common than we previously thought.
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### In science:

No new isovector parameters are needed! A common problem for all these repulsive hadronic EOS s in neutron rich matter is the fact that the limit of a direct (p + e− → n + νe ) U RCA fast neutrino cooling process (proton fraction Z/A ≃ 0.11) can be reached already at relatively low densities, around 2 − 3ρ0 .
Heavy Ion Dynamics and Neutron Stars
For example, separate measurements of ∆md may both depend on an assumed Monte-Carlo branching fraction used to model a common background.