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Meaning of FRACTIONAL

Pronunciation:  'frakshunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"
 

FRACTIONAL is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: aliquot, component(a), constituent(a), divisional, down, fragmental, fragmentary, half(a), halfway, part(a), quarter(a), third(a), three-quarter
 
 Antonyms: whole
 
 See Also: incomplete, uncomplete

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Frac"tion*al\, 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.

 

 

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