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v. frac·tion·at·ed, frac·tion·at·ing, frac·tion·ates
1. To divide or separate into parts; break up: "In the post-Watergate era, power has been fractionated on Capitol Hill" (Evan Thomas).
2. To separate (a chemical mixture) into components, as by distillation or crystallization.
1. To divide or separate into parts: "Languages have an extraordinary capacity to fractionate into mutually unintelligible dialects" (Robin Dunbar).
2. To undergo chemical separation, as by distillation or crystallization.

frac′tion·a′tion n.
frac′tion·a′tor n.
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The separation of a chemical compound into components, as by distillation or crystallization.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fractionation - a process that uses heat to separate a substance into its components
destructive distillation - heating a solid substance in a closed container and collecting the volatile products
fractional distillation - fractionation of a liquid by distillation
industrial process - a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something
2.fractionation - separation into portions
division - the act or process of dividing
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n. fraccionamiento, 1. administración de un curso de terapia durante un período extendido de tiempo para disminuir daño radioactivo 2. separación de una mezcla y sus componentes.
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(71.) See Nash & Burke, supra note 58, at 129 (describing the minimal impact that the Act of June 25, 1910 had on fractionation).
Construction will begin this year at the new site, which will include operations supporting plasma fractionation, purification, fill-finish and a testing lab.
In Table 5 on page 1519 under the column header "A, AIP," the value given for feces porphyrin fractionation should be 7 in bold type.
Where possible, to assess the reliability of calculated peak P-T conditions, the fractionation of major cations from the matrix during porphyroblast growth was modelled in THERMOCALC.
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Several soil processes, such as denitrification, mineralisation, nitrification, immobilisation, and ammonia volatilisation, induce nitrogen-15 ([sup.15]N) fractionation (Hogberg 1997; Houlton et al.
In addition, it is difficult to obtain trustworthy interpretations of isotopic data because it requires understanding the isotopic fractionation that occurs between the diet and the consumer, as small organic changes affect trophic level estimations and the contributions of different producer sources (McCutchan et al., 2003).
AT FIRST glance, the Juaymah NGL Fractionation Plant (JNGLF) near Ras Tanura looks like most of Saudi Aramco's gas processing facilities, but in fact it is the largest fractionation plant in the world.
Siemens Energy said it has been awarded a $40 million project in the UAE to engineer and supply an integrated power solution for a natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plant to be set up by Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco).
The preliminary cost also include $35 million to $40 million for related capacity expansions for ONEOK Partners' anticipated 50% interest in the Overland Pass Pipeline to transport the additional unfractionated NGL volumes from the new Bakken Pipeline; and $110 million to $140 million to expand the partnership's fractionation capacity at Bushton, Kansas, by 60,000 barrels per day to accommodate the additional NGL volumes.
Written for novices and experts alike, the chapters encompass a number of species ranging from bacteria to humans, and cover a range of topics including organism handling, tissue and organ dissection, cellular and subcellular fractionation, peptide extraction, fractionation and purification, structural characterization, molecular closing, and sequence analysis.
"Whereas in both wet and dry fractionation processes, the result is ethanol, distillers dried grains with soluble, as well as germ and fiber.