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a fraction in which the numerator has a lower absolute value than the denominator, as ½ or x/(3 + x2)
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proper fraction[′präp·ər ′frak·shən]
A fraction a/b where the absolute value of a is less than the absolute value of b.
The quotient of two polynomials in which the degree of the numerator is less than the degree of the denominator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.