unit fraction
A fraction whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a positive integer; for example, or 1/35.

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  • Unit fraction — A unit fraction is a rational number written as a fraction where the numerator is one and the denominator is a positive integer. A unit fraction is therefore the reciprocal of a positive integer, 1/ n . Examples are 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/42 etc.… …   Wikipedia

  • unit fraction — noun : a fraction whose numerator is unity and whose denominator is an integer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fraction (mathematics) — A cake with one quarter removed. The remaining three quarters are shown. Dotted lines indicate where the cake may be cut in order to divide it into equal parts. Each quarter of the cake is denoted by the fraction 1/4. A fraction (from Latin:… …   Wikipedia

  • Fraction — In common usage a fraction is any part of a unit.Fraction may also mean: *Fraction (mathematics), a quotient of numbers, e.g. ¾ ; or, more generally, an element of a quotient field *Fraction (chemistry), a quantity of a substance collected by the …   Wikipedia

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  • Unit — U nit, n. [Abbrev. from unity.] 1. A single thing or person. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith.) The least whole number; one. [1913 Webster] Units are the integral parts of any large number. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. A gold coin of the reign of James I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unit deme — Unit U nit, n. [Abbrev. from unity.] 1. A single thing or person. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith.) The least whole number; one. [1913 Webster] Units are the integral parts of any large number. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. A gold coin of the reign of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unit jar — Unit U nit, n. [Abbrev. from unity.] 1. A single thing or person. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith.) The least whole number; one. [1913 Webster] Units are the integral parts of any large number. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. A gold coin of the reign of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unit of heat — Unit U nit, n. [Abbrev. from unity.] 1. A single thing or person. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith.) The least whole number; one. [1913 Webster] Units are the integral parts of any large number. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. A gold coin of the reign of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unit of illumination — Unit U nit, n. [Abbrev. from unity.] 1. A single thing or person. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith.) The least whole number; one. [1913 Webster] Units are the integral parts of any large number. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. A gold coin of the reign of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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