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 for Continued 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 :

  Continued \Con*tin"ued\, p. p. & a.
     Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of
     energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also,
     resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of
     issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story. "Continued
     woe." --Jenyns. "Continued succession." --Locke.
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     Continued bass (Mus.), a bass continued through an entire
        piece of music, while the other parts of the harmony are
        indicated by figures beneath the bass; the same as
        thorough bass or figured bass; basso continuo. [It.]
  
     Continued fever (Med.), a fever which presents no
        interruption in its course.
  
     Continued fraction (Math.), a fraction whose numerator is
        1, and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction
        whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a whole
        number, plus a fraction, and so on.
  
     Continued proportion (Math.), a proportion composed of two
        or more equal ratios, in which the consequent of each
        preceding ratio is the same with the antecedent of the
        following one; as, 4 : 8 : 8 : 16 :: 16 : 32.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  continued fraction
      n 1: a fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose
           denominator is an integer plus a fraction whose numerator
           is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a
           fraction and so on

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