Meaning of FRACTIONAL in English

— fractionally , adv.

/frak"sheuh nl/ , adj.

1. pertaining to fractions; comprising a part or the parts of a unit; constituting a fraction: fractional numbers.

2. comparatively small; inconsiderable or insignificant: The profit on the deal was fractional.

3. Chem. of or noting a process, as distillation, crystallization, or oxidation, by which the component substances of a mixture are separated according to differences in certain of their properties, as boiling point, critical temperature, or solubility.

Also, fractionary /frak"sheuh ner'ee/ .

[ 1665-75; FRACTION + -AL 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .