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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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Second, the swap agreement itself to some extent fractionalizes the market for CHF liquidity since the total supply of CHF is split across different selling platforms.
Epstein highlights how far we've come, for better or worse, with a frustratingly truthful scenario, quoting a Sony marketing exec who defines the public in categories: over or under 25 years old, male or female, white or nonwhite, then further fractionalizes these groups so that the exec can accurately state, "if we release 28 films, we need to create 28 different audiences.
This kind of development fractionalizes communities.