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 for Compound 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
        fifths.
  
     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 :

  Compound \Com"pound\, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See
     Compound, v. t.]
     Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts;
     produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or
     things; composite; as, a compound word.
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           Compound substances are made up of two or more simple
           substances.                              --I. Watts.
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     Compound addition, subtraction, multiplication,
     division (Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of
        compound numbers.
  
     Compound crystal (Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one
        seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined
        according to regular laws of composition.
  
     Compound engine (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which
        the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder
        is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure
        cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders,
        successively.
  
     Compound ether. (Chem.) See under Ether.
  
     Compound flower (Bot.), a flower head resembling a single
        flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in
        a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or
        dandelion.
  
     Compound fraction. (Math.) See Fraction.
  
     Compound fracture. See Fracture.
  
     Compound householder, a householder who compounds or
        arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be
        included in his rents. [Eng.]
  
     Compound interest. See Interest.
  
     Compound larceny. (Law) See Larceny.
  
     Compound leaf (Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate
        blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk.
  
     Compound microscope. See Microscope.
  
     Compound motion. See Motion.
  
     Compound number (Math.), one constructed according to a
        varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.;
        -- called also denominate number.
  
     Compound pier (Arch.), a clustered column.
  
     Compound quantity (Alg.), a quantity composed of two or
        more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign +
        (plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are
        compound quantities.
  
     Compound radical. (Chem.) See Radical.
  
     Compound ratio (Math.), the product of two or more ratios;
        thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c
        and b:d.
  
     Compound rest (Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine
        lathe.
  
     Compound screw (Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two
        or more screws with different pitch (a differential
        screw), or running in different directions (a right and
        left screw).
  
     Compound time (Mus.), that in which two or more simple
        measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining
        of two measures of 3-8 time.
  
     Compound word, a word composed of two or more words;
        specifically, two or more words joined together by a
        hyphen.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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