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noun 
  1. a part of a whole, especially a comparatively small part.
  2. (arithmetic) a ratio of two integers, the numerator and the denominator, usually written one above the other and separated by a vinculum (horizontal bar)
  3. (chemistry) a component of a mixture, separated by fractionation.
  4. In a Eucharistic service, the breaking of the Host.
verb 
  1. divide or break into fractions.
Etymology: From Middle English fraccioun (a breaking), from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin frÄctus (break).


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