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fractional

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adjective frac·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of fractional

  • mathematics : of or relating to a fraction

  • : very small

  • : not complete

Full Definition of fractional

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a fraction

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being fractional currency

  3. 3 :  relatively small :  inconsiderable

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or involving a process for separating components of a mixture through differences in physical or chemical properties <fractional distillation>

frac·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of fractional

  1. There has been a fractional rise in the price of the stock.

  2. There is only a fractional improvement in the new version.



1650

First Known Use of fractional

1650


FRACTIONAL Defined for Kids

fractional

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adjective frac·tion·al \ˈfrak-shə-nəl\

Definition of fractional

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a fraction <fractional numbers>

  2. 2 :  fairly small <fractional improvement>




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fractional

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adjective frac·tion·al \-shən-əl, -shnəl\

Medical Definition of fractional

  1. :  of, relating to, or involving a process for separating components of a mixture through differences in physical or chemical properties <fractional distillation>




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