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1. Of, relating to, or constituting a fraction.
2. Very small; insignificant: a minor candidate's fractional share of the vote.
3. Being in fractions or pieces.
4. Separated by fractionation; fractionated.

frac′tion·al·ly adv.
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(ˈfrækʃənəl) or


1. (Mathematics) relating to, containing, or constituting one or more fractions
2. (Chemistry) of or denoting a process in which components of a mixture are separated by exploiting differences in their physical properties, such as boiling points, solubility, etc: fractional distillation; fractional crystallization.
3. very small or insignificant
4. broken up; fragmented
ˈfractionally adv
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(ˈfræk ʃə nl)

1. pertaining to fractions; comprising a part or the parts of a unit; constituting a fraction: fractional numbers.
2. comparatively small; inconsiderable: The profit was fractional.
3. of or pertaining to a process in which chemical mixtures are fractionated.
frac′tion•al•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fractional - constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"
incomplete, uncomplete - not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass"
whole - including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; "gave his whole attention"; "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"; "the whole hog"; "a whole week"; "the baby cried the whole trip home"; "a whole loaf of bread"
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Relating to or affecting only a part; not total:
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[ˈfrækʃənl] ADJfraccionario (fig) → muy pequeño
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[ˈfrækʃənəl] adjinfime
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(Math) → Bruch-; (fig)geringfügig; fractional partBruchteil m
(Chem) fractional distillationfraktionierte Destillation
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[ˈfrækʃənl] adj (Math) → frazionario/a (fig) → insignificante
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(ˈfrӕkʃən) noun
1. a part; not a whole number eg 1/4, 3/8, 7/6 etc.
2. a small part. She has only a fraction of her brother's intelligence.
ˈfractional adjective
very small. a fractional amount.
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He did not know that it was a mere fractional part of the great island of Ysabel, that was again one island of a thousand, many of them greater, that composed the Solomon Islands that men marked on charts as a group of specks in the vastitude of the far-western South Pacific.
Nine men out of ten would flee from a Royal Society soiree in extremity of boredom; but Creighton was the tenth, and at times his soul yearned for the crowded rooms in easy London where silver-haired, bald- headed gentlemen who know nothing of the Army move among spectroscopic experiments, the lesser plants of the frozen tundras, electric flight-measuring machines, and apparatus for slicing into fractional millimetres the left eye of the female mosquito.
The statistics of this division are fractional; so let us, for the sake of convenience, make them roughly approximate.
Even Fleury who begat it and, unlike Magniac, died a multi-millionaire, could not explain how the restless little imp shuddering in the U-tube can, in the fractional fraction of a second, strike the furious blast of gas into a chill greyish-green liquid that drains (you can hear it trickle) from the far end of the vacuum through the eduction-pipes and the mains back to the bilges.
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