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tr.v. frac·tion·al·ized, frac·tion·al·iz·ing, frac·tion·al·iz·es
To divide into separate parts or sections: conflicting interests that tend to fractionalize a society.

frac′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈfrækʃənəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to break into separate parts


(ˈfræk ʃə nlˌaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to divide or splinter into fractions.
frac`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
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The trustee of FRM'S bankrupt estate has filed an adversary proceeding to include the church's assets in the sprawling bankruptcy case, which not only involves FRM and related business and individuals, but dozens of trusts used to sell fractionalized shares in particular investments.
I have five of them, ranging in age from 14 to their 30s, by three mothers, so I guess you could call it a fractionalized family of sorts.
Problems pertaining to undivided or fractionalized interests when a property is gifted to several individuals can be avoided.
Finally, the construction industry is far too fractionalized for even the biggest construction finns to be able to suppress wages or impose onerous work rules.
On the other hand, compromise necessary to change electoral rules might be harder to achieve in a highly fractionalized legislature.
The result may be a fractionalized community, especially in a diverse one.
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Adding even more confusion to the debate is an emerging generation of American Indians who may possess nearly 100 percent Native ancestry, but the ancestry may be so fractionalized that they are not eligible for enrollment in a single tribe.
Though the differences in their thinking may be attributed to the changing nature of management as a discipline over a period of time and consequent changes in the fractionalized corporate ownership, there are some interesting commonalities found in their approaches.
But with the country in crisis and the population fractionalized, a solution substantially mirroring the situation on the ground cannot be ruled out.
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Where traditional leadership is dislocated and dispersed and the community fractionalized along multiple dimensions, organizations provide both the structure and the ideology for regroupment and involvement.