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.
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(ˈfrækʃənəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to break into separate parts
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(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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Marketable securities owned by the family can be transferred to an FLP, and then FLP interests given to each SLAT; this can fractionalize the ownership of the FLP, providing a useful second tier of protection against claims.
'Value-adding needs a lot of investment to fractionalize the chemistry of your corn output to supply specific industries or special market segments,' he explained.
The second approach, Grunwald-Letinkov approach, is to iterate the limit definition of the derivative to get a quantity with certain binomial coefficient and then fractionalize by using the Gamma function instead of the factorial in the binomial coefficient.
Kellin and Bryson planned to fractionalize their ownership interests into eight shares and sell them at a profit.
In the U.S., barley and oats are primarily used for animal feed since they are difficult to break down, or "fractionalize," into edible and easy to use food components, said Keshun Liu, PhD, research chemist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Small Grains and Potato Germplan Research Unit.
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.
In 1986, four decades after Tillich's Chicago lecture on religion and secular culture, Scott devoted his own presidential address to the American Academy of Religion to critiquing what he termed the newly emergent "age of carnival": 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.