**Improper fraction** — Improper Im*prop er, a. [F. impropre, L. improprius; pref. im not + proprius proper. See {Proper}.] 1. Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Improper fraction** — Fraction Frac tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See {Break}.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Neither can the natural body of Christ be… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**improper fraction** — ► NOUN ▪ a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator, such as 5 / 4 … English terms dictionary

**improper fraction** — n. a fraction in which the denominator is less than the numerator (Ex.: 5/ 3) … English World dictionary

**improper fraction** — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms improper fraction : singular improper fraction plural improper fractions maths a fraction such as 9/4 in which the number above the line is larger than the number below it … English dictionary

**improper fraction** — noun a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator • Hypernyms: ↑fraction * * * imˌproper ˈfraction 7 [improper fraction] noun (mathematics) a ↑ … Useful english dictionary

**improper fraction** — fraction in which the numerator is larger than the denominator (such a 10/2), number that is written as a fraction when it is in fact at least a whole number (Mathematics) … English contemporary dictionary

**improper fraction** — im.proper fraction n technical a ↑fraction such as 107/8 in which the top number is larger than the bottom number ≠ ↑proper fraction … Dictionary of contemporary English

**improper fraction** — im,proper fraction noun count TECHNICAL a FRACTION such as 9/4 in which the number above the line is larger than the number below it ─ opposite PROPER FRACTION … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

**improper fraction** — noun A vulgar fraction of which the numerator has a greater magnitude than the denominator, such as 3/2. Ant: proper fraction … Wiktionary

**improper fraction** — noun (C) technical a fraction (2) such as 107/8 in which the top number is larger than the bottom number compare proper fraction … Longman dictionary of contemporary English