Fractional meaning

frăkshə-nəl
Separated by fractionation; fractionated.
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Of, relating to, or constituting a fraction.
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Very small; insignificant.

A minor candidate's fractional share of the vote.

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Being in fractions or pieces.
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Of or forming a fraction or fractions.
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Very small; unimportant; insignificant.
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(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.

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Pertaining to a fraction.
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Very small; minute.
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(chemistry) Relating to a process or product of fractional distillation.
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(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".

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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.

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(chemistry) Relating to a fraction in a material distillation or separation process.
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Origin of fractional

  • From fraction +‎ -al.

    From Wiktionary