One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(Of a ratio) having an antecedent which contains the consequent a number of times with one aliquot part remaining, e.g. 2½, 2⅓, 3½, 3⅓, etc.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Edmund Scarburgh (c1659–1705).
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