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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fractional  \Frac"tion*al\,  a. 
  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}  (Chem.),  a  process  of  gradual 
  and  approximate  purification  and  separation,  by  means  of 
  repeated  solution  and  crystallization  therefrom. 
 
  {Fractional  currency},  small  coin,  or  paper  notes,  in 
  circulation,  of  less  value  than  the  monetary  unit. 
 
  {Fractional  distillation}  (Chem.),  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fractional 
  adj  :  constituting  or  comprising  a  part  or  fraction  of  a  possible 
  whole  or  entirety;  "a  fractional  share  of  the  vote";  "a 
  partial  dose"  [ant:  {whole}] 




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