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Meaning of fractional by Wiktionary Dictionary

fractional


    Etymology

    From fraction +‎ -al .

    Adjective

    fractional ( comparative more fractional, superlative most fractional )

    1. Pertaining to a fraction .
    2. Divided; fragmentary; incomplete .
    3. Very small; minute .
    4. ( chemistry ) Relating to a process or product of fractional distillation .

    Noun

    fractional ( plural: fractionals )

    1. ( grammar ) An expression of a fractional number .
      In English, most ordinals double as fractionals — "third", "fourth", and so on — with the exception of "second", whose corresponding fractional is "half" .
    2. Partial ownership of a property, such as real estate or a chartered airplane, such that each partial owner has use of the property for only a portion of the time .
      A fractional is much more expensive than a traditional timeshare, but to many people, it's worth it .
    3. ( chemistry ) Relating to a fraction in a material distillation or separation process .


Explanation of fractional by Wordnet Dictionary

fractional


    Adjective
    1. constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety

    2. a fractional share of the vote


    Definition of fractional by GCIDE Dictionary

    fractional


    1. Fractional a.
      1. Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, “fractional numbers”.

      2. Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, “a fractional part of the population”.

      Fractional crystallization ( Chem. ), a process of gradual and approximate purification and separation, by means of repeated solution and crystallization therefrom. -- Fractional currency, small coin, or paper notes, in circulation, of less value than the monetary unit. -- Fractional distillation ( Chem. ), a process of distillation so conducted that a mixture of liquids, differing considerably from each other in their boiling points, can be separated into its constituents.