Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Late Latin |

Origin: | fractio, from Latin fractus, past participle of frangere 'to break' |

1 a very small amount of something ** fraction of**

I got these shoes at a fraction of the original price.

She paused for a fraction of a second.

2HM a part of a whole number in mathematics, such as ½ or ¾

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