**Continued fraction** — 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.] [1913 Webster] Neither can the natural body of Christ be… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**continued fraction** — n. a fraction whose denominator consists of a whole number plus a fraction whose denominator consists of a whole number plus a fraction, and so forth … English World dictionary

**Continued fraction** — Finite continued fraction, where a0 is an integer, any other ai are positive integers, and n is a non negative integer. In mathematics, a continued fraction is an expression obtained through an iterative process of representing a number as the… … Wikipedia

**continued fraction** — Math. a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction, and so on. [1860 65] * * * ▪ mathematics expression of a number as the sum of an integer and a quotient, the denominator of which is the sum of an … Universalium

**continued fraction** — fraction whose denominator is a fraction whose denominator is a fraction and so on … English contemporary dictionary

**Continued fraction of Gauss** — In complex analysis, the continued fraction of Gauss is a particular continued fraction derived from the hypergeometric functions. It was one of the first analytic continued fractions known to mathematics, and it can be used to represent several… … Wikipedia

**Continued fraction factorization** — In number theory, the continued fraction factorization method (CFRAC) is an integer factorization algorithm. It is a general purpose algorithm, meaning that it is suitable for factoring any integer n, not depending on special form or properties.… … Wikipedia

**continued fraction** — /kənˌtɪnjud ˈfrækʃən/ (say kuhn.tinyoohd frakshuhn) noun Mathematics a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction, and so on. Also, recurring fraction …

**continued fraction** — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑fraction … Useful english dictionary

**continued fraction** — noun Date: 1811 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 … New Collegiate Dictionary