- of or forming a fraction or fractions
- very small; unimportant; insignificant
- Chem. designating or of any of various processes for separating the constituents of a mixture by taking advantage of differences in their solubility, boiling points, etc.: fractional distillation
- Of, relating to, or constituting a fraction.
- Very small; insignificant: a minor candidate's fractional share of the vote.
- Being in fractions or pieces.
- Separated by fractionation; fractionated.
(comparative more fractional, superlative most fractional)
- (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".
- 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.
- (chemistry) Relating to a fraction in a material distillation or separation process.
From fraction + -al.