Definition of Fractional

1. Adjective. Constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety. "A partial dose"

Definition of Fractional

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

Definition of Fractional

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a fraction. ¹

2. Adjective. Divided; fragmentary; incomplete. ¹

3. Adjective. Very small; minute. ¹

4. Adjective. (chemistry) Relating to a process or product of fractional distillation. ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) An expression of a fractional number. ¹

6. Noun. 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. ¹

7. Noun. (chemistry) Relating to a fraction in a material distillation or separation process. ¹

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Definition of Fractional

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Fractional

1. 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, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fractional

fraction I protein
fraction collector
fractional (current term)
fractional condensation
fractional crystallization
fractional currency
fractional distillation
fractional dose
fractional epidural anaesthesia
fractional monetary unit
fractional process
fractional spinal anaesthesia
fractional sterilization

Literary usage of Fractional

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"fractional township 32 north, ... 42 fractional township 31 north, ... So much of the east half of fractional township 33 north, range 4 west, as lies south ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1880)
"Notwithstanding the expense incurred, and the care which haa been exercised by the Government, to renovate and keep the fractional currency in good ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Generally, to find the sum or difference of two or more fractional numbers, we must replace them by other fractional numbers having the same denominator; ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries by Frank Emerson Clark (1922)
"fractional sections.—As to the survey and numbering of lots in fractional ... 3 It is the practice for the surveyor-general to lay out a fractional section ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"(1029) fractional Crystallization and fractional Solution.— It frequently happens that two or more crystalline substances occur together, which possess ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"California,18 Idaho,18 Indiana, where, however, the owner of a fractional subdivision takes the submerged portion of the subdivision instead of to ..."

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