Terms, Definitions

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fraction
noun
  1. a numerical quantity that is not a whole number (e.g. 1/2, 0.5).
  2. a small or tiny part, amount, or proportion of something.
    “he hesitated for a fraction of a second”
    synonyms: tiny part, small part, fragmentsnippet
division
noun
  1. the action of separating something into parts or the process of being separated.
    “the division of the land into small fields”
    synonyms: dividing, dividing up, breaking up, break-up, cutting up, carving up, severance, splitting, dissection, bisection
  2. difference or disagreement between two or more groups, typically producing tension.
    “a growing sense of division between north and south”
    synonyms: disunitydisunionconflictdiscord
multiplication
noun
  1. the process or skill of multiplying.
    “we need to use both multiplication and division to find the answers”
    • MATHEMATICS
      the process of combining matrices, vectors, or other quantities under specific rules to obtain their product.
equation
noun
  1. MATHEMATICS
    a statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal (indicated by the sign =).
    synonyms: mathematical problem, sumcalculationquestion;

    equality
    “a boy was solving a quadratic equation”
  2. the process of equating one thing with another.
    “the equation of science with objectivity”
    synonyms: equating, equalization, identificationassociationconnection, likening
formula
noun
  1. a mathematical relationship or rule expressed in symbols.
    “the formula for the capacitance of a spherical capacitor”
  2. a method or procedure for achieving something.
    “the forlorn hope of finding a peace formula”
    synonyms: recipeprescriptionblueprintplanmethodproceduretechnique
algorithm
noun
    1. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
      “a basic algorithm for division”
calculation
noun
  1. a mathematical determination of the amount or number of something.
    “finding ways of saving money involves complicated calculations”
    synonyms: computationreckoning, adding up, counting up, working out, determining, figuring, estimationestimate

    2. an assessment of the risks, possibilities, or effects of a situation or course of action.
    “decisions are shaped by political calculations”
    synonyms: assessmentjudgement
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