# continued fraction

con·tin·ued fraction 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

## continued fraction

noun

A whole number plus a fraction whose numerator is a whole number and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction that has a denominator consisting of a whole number plus a fraction, and so on, such as 2 + 1/(3 + 7/(1 + 2/3)).

## continued-fraction

Noun

(*plural* continued fractions)

- (mathematics) A fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction - and so on to an infinite number of terms.