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noun [countable] fraction pronunciation in British English /ˈfrækʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a small part or amount of something
    fraction of: His investment is now worth only a fraction of its original value.
    a small/tiny fraction: Unions recruit only a small fraction of the workers.
    a fraction of a second/an inch: Joe glanced at her for a fraction of a second before answering.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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