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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.
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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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Today, identity is more fractionalized and complex, determined by such factors as country, language, gender, profession, socioeconomic status-and religion.
For example, a paper by Carl-Friedrich Schleussner and coworkers which was published by the US National Academy of Science shows from global datasets that the risk of armed conflict outbreak is enhanced by climate-related disasters in ethnically fractionalized countries.
DST is a trust formed under Delaware statutory law that essentially provides for a fractionalized real estate investment, and presents the opportunity, through a securities private placement offering, for an individual to join with other accredited investors to own investment-grade real estate that none of them could own individually.
The deep-rooted religious intolerance fractionalized the society.
However, there is much work still to be done in the changing of cultures to advance from the fractionalized self-perception of Lebanese communities to the self-image of a group of communities that are all dedicated to optimizing national wealth in tandem with accruing individual wealth.
The information that a qubit normally carries is physically separated or fractionalized, spread out among two Majorana particles, according to Michael Freedman, a Fields Medal winner who now works at Microsoft.
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