# fractional number

## English

### Noun

fractional number (plural fractional numbers)

1. (grammar) A word that expresses one or more of a specific number of parts of a whole.
In English, most ordinal numbers double as fractional numbers — "third", "fourth", and so on — with the exception of "second", whose corresponding fractional number is "half".
2. (arithmetic) A fraction, such as ${\displaystyle \textstyle {\frac {1}{2}}}$ or ${\displaystyle \textstyle {\frac {3}{5}}}$.
Synonym: fraction