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 for Complex fraction
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to
              any fraction or breaking up.          --Foxe.
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     2. A portion; a fragment.
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              Some niggard fractions of an hour.    --Tennyson.
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     3. (Arith. or Alg.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or
        whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a
        unit or magnitude.
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     Common fraction, or Vulgar fraction, a fraction in which
        the number of equal parts into which the integer is
        supposed to be divided is indicated by figures or letters,
        called the denominator, written below a line, over which
        is the numerator, indicating the number of these parts
        included in the fraction; as 1/2, one half, 2/5, two
     Complex fraction, a fraction having a fraction or mixed
        number in the numerator or denominator, or in both.
        --Davies & Peck.
     Compound fraction, a fraction of a fraction; two or more
        fractions connected by of.
     Continued fraction, Decimal fraction, Partial fraction,
        etc. See under Continued, Decimal, Partial, etc.
     Improper fraction, a fraction in which the numerator is
        greater than the denominator.
     Proper fraction, a fraction in which the numerator is less
        than the denominator.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Complex \Com"plex\ (k[o^]m"pl[e^]ks), a. [L. complexus, p. p. of
     complecti to entwine around, comprise; com- + plectere to
     twist, akin to plicare to fold. See Plait, n.]
     1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as,
        a complex being; a complex idea.
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              Ideas thus made up of several simple ones put
              together, I call complex; such as beauty, gratitude,
              a man, an army, the universe.         --Locke.
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     2. Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.
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              When the actual motions of the heavens are
              calculated in the best possible way, the process is
              difficult and complex.                --Whewell.
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     Complex fraction. See Fraction.
     Complex number (Math.), in the theory of numbers, an
        expression of the form a + b[root]-1, when a and b are
        ordinary integers.
     Syn: See Intricate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  complex fraction
      n 1: a fraction with fractions in the numerator or denominator
           [syn: complex fraction, compound fraction]

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