Also found in: Legal.


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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, predictive coding can fractionalize a document review bill.
Conditions were exacerbated by the relentless pressure of state officials mandated to increase output, by an expanding population, and by the practice of partible inheritance which continued to fractionalize landholding.
If we do not dynamically change our tax system, I fear that the politics of envy will increasingly fractionalize our society.
The myriad disjunctions that fractionalize and disunite cultural discourse in our period made all our forums a scene of babel.
The one-class-of-stock rule creates several significant limitations, the most detrimental of which include the elimination of the ability to: create preferred returns for investors; (18) create and grant noncapital interests in the business (making it easier to admit new employee-owners to the business) which are not subject to immediate tax recognition because the interest is limited to the future profits of the business; (19) and fractionalize ownership interests (other than for voting control) which serve as the basis for valuation discounts used for estate and gift tax planning.
Misrepresentations of corrections in the media] can fractionalize staff, reduce teamwork and affect how a unit and agency functions.
Merrill of the University of Missouri School of Journalism says it is journalism that "should solidify the community, not fractionalize it; absolutist ethics needed for social harmony and cohesion; reluctance to publish stories that might fractionalize society; desire to bring social harmony through 'positive' journalism; de-emphasizing older Enlightenment liberalism and journalistic autonomy.
Digital cable now will give advertisers even more choices, and easier access to broadband Internet continues to fractionalize the ad market.
We don't tend to fractionalize our voter base in the same way.
Fractional ownership provides owners with a certain number of weeks of occupancy during a year, but unlike a timeshare, they enjoy the advantage of property ownership --appreciation and tax deductions, says Sherman Potvin, author of Fractionalize to Maximize.
Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service has in recent years provided significant guidance on how to fractionalize real estate into the bite-sized interests that fit the needs of sellers seeking to complete like-kind exchanges.