fractionalize

verb
frac·​tion·​al·​ize | \ ˈfrak-shnə-ˌlīz How to pronounce fractionalize (audio) , -shə-nə-ˌlīz \
fractionalized; fractionalizing

Definition of fractionalize

transitive verb

: to break up into parts or sections

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Other Words from fractionalize

fractionalization \ ˌfrak-​shnə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce fractionalize (audio) , -​shə-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​ \ noun

Examples of fractionalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trend toward fractional trading also comes at a time when stock splits—when companies with high share prices fractionalize shares to more affordable levels—have fallen out of favor (Apple is one outlier, having split its stock several times). Lucinda Shen, Fortune, 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of fractionalize

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fractionalize

fractional + -ize

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The first known use of fractionalize was in 1924

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“Fractionalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fractionalize. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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