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fractional

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

mathematics : of or relating to a fraction

: very small

: not complete

Full Definition of FRACTIONAL

1
:  of, relating to, or being a fraction
2
:  of, relating to, or being fractional currency
3
:  relatively small :  inconsiderable
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.

First Known Use of FRACTIONAL

1650

fractional

adjective frac·tion·al \-shən-əl, -shnəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FRACTIONAL

:  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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