Definition of fractional
Examples of fractional in a Sentence
There has been a fractional rise in the price of the stock.
There is only a fractional improvement in the new version.
Recent Examples of fractional from the Web
And since the boats are sometimes lifted off the water for 100 percent of the race, fractional changes in shape and flexibility can be the difference.
The federal government would make only a fractional down payment on rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure.
Last September, U.S. District Court judge Louis Stanton handed BMI a victory by rejecting the DOJ's position that consent decrees don't bar the issuance of fractional licenses.
That’s why, the brief argues, the Appeals Court should reverse the District Court’s declaratory judgment that the consent decree neither bars fractional licensing nor requires full-works licensing.
Of course, there are the old standbys like NetJets and Marquis, who sell fractional ownership (like 1/16th) of a single jet for upwards of $100K.
At the event against fractional-reserve banking, Switzerland was represented as a puppet of banks, with one person dressed as SNB President Thomas Jordan cutting the strings controlling the puppet.
At Vanderbilt University, John Anthony Capra, an evolutionary genomics professor, has been combining high-powered computation and a medical records databank to learn what a Neanderthal heritage — even a fractional one — might mean for people today.
Isn't this Virgin Galactic/SpaceShipTwo business just some profitable research toward a future Virgin Pacific LA-Tokyo fractional-orbital service?
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First Known Use of fractional
FRACTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fractional for English Language Learners
mathematics : of or relating to a fraction
: very small
: not complete
FRACTIONAL Defined for Kids
Definition of fractional for Students
1 : of, relating to, or being a fraction fractional numbers
2 : fairly small fractional improvement
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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