Definition of common fraction in US English:

common fraction


  • A fraction expressed by a numerator and a denominator, not decimally.

    • ‘To change a common fraction into a decimal, one must divide the numerator by the denominator.’
    • ‘Only common fractions and percentages were used to facilitate student understanding and encourage estimation.’
    • ‘In 1802, he wrote a paper on the approximation of decimal fractions by common fractions.’
    • ‘Any decimal may be reduced to a common fraction.’
    • ‘Express your answer as a common fraction.’