Definition of vulgar fraction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


vulgar fraction

BrE BrE//ˌvʌlɡə ˈfrækʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvʌlɡər ˈfrækʃn//
(also (North American English)common fraction) (British English)
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a fraction (= a number less than one) that is shown as numbers above and below a line ¾ and ⅝ are vulgar fractions. compare decimal fraction

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