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vulgar fraction

[¦vəl·gər ′frak·shən]
(mathematics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This book's grounding in British education and occasional references to "pounds," "vulgar fractions," and "noughts" may turn away some readers.
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