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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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Mark Browne, a senior research associate at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales told Orb: "Whenever you fractionalize a problem, as with the plastic industry not being held responsible for their particular types of waste, there's capacity for that industry then to blame another.
Kellin and Bryson planned to fractionalize their ownership interests into eight shares and sell them at a profit.
For example, predictive coding can fractionalize a document review bill.
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.
It must be mentioned that this recipe has also been used to fractionalize the Fourier transform [25].
The sole proprietorship is a poor estate planning tool since it is impossible to fractionalize or create layers of interests that can be transferred during lifetime or at death to others.
The myriad disjunctions that fractionalize and disunite cultural discourse in our period made all our forums a scene of babel.
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.
As part of the career pathway work, KCTCS is seeking to develop a feasible way to modularize curricula (and also fractionalize the credit offered) in both bridge and college-level instruction to allow the creation of programs that are responsive to the schedules of working students and the skills needs of employers.
Another area of dissatisfaction for some is the perception that affiliates fractionalize the focus of the national trade group--a place where unity is most important.