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common fraction

A term used to mean vulgar fraction or simple fraction. Some authors use it to mean proper fraction.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

... fraction A term used to mean vulgar fraction or simple fraction . Some authors use it to mean proper fraction...

common fraction

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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27 words
common fraction

common fraction  

A term used to mean vulgar fraction or simple fraction. Some authors use it to mean proper fraction.
Tracing a Family Tree: Getting Started

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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3,642 words
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Oxford University Press

...and the rapid progress that is usually made in the early stages of research can make it all sound too easy. People may be lulled into thinking that tracing a family tree is something that can be done entirely on the Internet. In fact, family history web sites offer only a small fraction of the records that are available for study. Rapid progress comes to a sudden end in the early decades of the nineteenth century, before civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1837 and census enumerators’ books survive from 1841 . The long, hard...

10 Paper

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,008 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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2

...entity, or from previously dried sheets glued together to form a board. Multi-ply sheets made on hand-moulds are usually of board weights; those made on paper machines could be of board or paper weights. A recent invention in machine manufacture allows the various *furnish fractions to be separated, then recombined at the forming stage to create a multi-layer product in which the properties of the outer plies are tailored to the needs of the final paper, while the inner section contains cheaper components. An example of this is a printing paper whose outer...

Class

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,846 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...earth to the uses of life.’ Everyone else was not only an ‘UNPRODUCTIVE’ member of society and a ‘DIRECT TAX upon the productive classes’ but also ‘USELESS unless he gives an equivalent for that which he consumes’. This definition immediately excluded capitalists or indeed any fraction of the middle classes from being called productive, the most positive label of the period—connoting not only those who were active and energetic but also those who created useful and valuable things. Gray considered that manufacturers employing capital only played a useful role...

Industrialization

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,380 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...between workers and employers, including the first strikes by the cotton-spinners of Lancashire, in 1799 , 1800 , 1802 , and 1803 . In 1810 they maintained a four-month stoppage supported by subscriptions totalling £17,000 drawn from several parts of the north. Only a fraction of the ink devoted to Luddism has been expended on one of the most impressive examples of early *trade union organization: the strike by the Scottish and north of England cotton-weavers in late 1812 , in which 40,000 looms remained idle for six weeks over an area from Cumbria...

12 The Economics of Print

12 The Economics of Print   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
7,040 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...The publication ledger shows the growing importance of documenting and controlling costs. University of Reading Library, Chatto & Windus Archives Unit costs fell when the initial fixed set-up cost could be divided among a larger number of books. As more books were printed, the fraction of the set-up cost was reduced until it was less than the combined cost of paper and machining for each unit. At this point the optimum press run was reached. By the 1890s , the optimum run for the publisher was as high as 30,000 copies, although this was obviously not the...

Sesquipedality

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,158 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Wilson , and many another masterly writer. Having established a reputable pedigree for the judicious employment of unfamiliar words, we can approach a standard for discriminating between useful and relatively useless abstrusities. Consider words as analogues to mathematical fractions, both being symbols for material or conceptual referents: would a self-respecting mathematician say 12/48 instead of 1/4 just to sound more erudite? Certainly not. Likewise, a writer or speaker generally should not say obtund when the verbs dull and blunt come more...

Phrasal Adjectives

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,154 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...whether Annie Bell was born after a normal nine months pregnancy [read nine-month pregnancy ].” Likewise, one should write 14-hour-a-day schedule , three-week hiatus , 32-year-old Kansan , 2,000-bottle wine cellar , and 25,000-volume library . The exception is with fractions, in which the plural is retained <a two-thirds vote> . E. The Compound Conundrum. When the first or last element in a phrasal adjective is part of a compound noun, it too needs to be hyphenated: post-cold-war norms , not ✳post-cold war norms . Otherwise, as in that example,...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
7,703 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...that is the question: / Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune> ; (2) to show pronunciations (as they’re shown throughout this book) < ribald is pronounced / rib -әld/> ; (3) to separate the numerator and the denominator in a fraction <19/20> ; (4) in Internet addresses < http://www.oed.com >; and (5) in informal jottings, to separate the elements in a date <11/17/98> . R. Bibliography. For books on punctuation, see the Select Bibliography at the end of this book (p. 1049...

least common denominator

least common denominator  

=least common multiple of the denominators. Used in adding numerical or algebraic fractions efficiently. So is simpler than using 96 as the common denominator for the equivalent fractions.
common denominator

common denominator  

An integer that is exactly divisible by all the denominators of a group of fractions. Used in adding or subtracting where the first step is to express each fraction as an equivalent fraction with a ...
disclosure level

disclosure level  

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The fraction or percentage ownership in a firm above which the holder has to declare his interest. Typically the level is set at around 3% to 5% of the outstanding common stock.[...]
microforms

microforms  

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Photographic copies of books and documents, reproduced at a fraction of their original size on media read under magnification. There are two common formats, both made of processed photographic film ...
finite population correction

finite population correction  

The standard error of the mean based on a sample of size n assumes that the population is infinite or at least so large that the effect of withdrawing items during the sampling process has a ...
granite minimum

granite minimum  

In the ternary system quartz–albite–orthoclase, the common low-temperature point marking either the last of a melt to crystallize after fractional crystallization has occurred, or, conversely, the ...
ordinary chondrite

ordinary chondrite  

The most common of the three main classes of chondrite meteorites, and the most numerous of the observed falls. Ordinary chondrites consist of 10–15% (by volume) of fine-grained matrix material, ...
factorial design

factorial design  

An experimental design to investigate the effects of several explanatory variables, in this context called factors, on a single response variable. Each factor takes only a small number of different ...
cultural contestation

cultural contestation  

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The process whereby values and meanings of social actions are disputed, rather than merely accepted, often referring to aspects of class struggle. Karl Marx said nothing about sport or its ...

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