What does fractional mean?

Definitions for fractional
ˈfræk ʃə nlfrac·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fractionaladjective

    constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety

    "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"


  1. fractionalnoun

    An expression of a fractional number.

    In English, most ordinals double as fractionals "third", "fourth", and so on with the exception of "second", whose corresponding fractional is "half".

  2. fractionalnoun

    Partial ownership of a property, such as real estate or a chartered airplane, such that each partial owner has use of the property for only a portion of the time.

    A fractional is much more expensive than a traditional timeshare, but to many people, it's worth it.

  3. fractionalnoun

    Relating to a fraction in a material distillation or separation process.

  4. fractionaladjective

    Pertaining to a fraction.

  5. fractionaladjective

    Divided; fragmentary; incomplete.

  6. fractionaladjective

    Very small; minute.

  7. fractionaladjective

    Relating to a process or product of fractional distillation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fractionaladjective

    Belonging to a broken number.

    Etymology: from fraction.

    We make a cypher the medium between increasing and decreasing numbers, commonly called absolute or whole numbers, and negative or fractional numbers. Edward Cocker, Arithmetick.


  1. fractional

    A fraction is one or more equal parts of something.


  1. fractional

    Fractional generally refers to something that is less than or not whole, involving fractions or smaller portions. It could also be used to describe systems, operations, or devices that are based on fractions. Its usage can vary depending on the specific context, such as mathematics, physics, or finance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fractionaladjective

    of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers

  2. Fractionaladjective

    relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population

Editors Contribution

  1. fractional

    Used in the financial phrase "IN LIEU OF FRX SHARE SPINOFF FROM XXX". Used when fractional shares are not recorded, but you are paid cash instead for what you are owed.

    Submitted by rinat on July 11, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fractional in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fractional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fractional in a Sentence

  1. Andy Slavitt:

    There is a very, very small fraction of doses that have been sent out to states that will ultimately not be used, this will be – these will be fractional amounts and really will not have any significant bearing on our ability to commit to distribute vaccines globally.

  2. Mark Natkin:

    Another company...sees this magical 1.3 billion number, multiplies it by some fractional percentage of market share, and that equals a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

  3. Robert Bartlett:

    Buffett wants to keep the price of his Class A shares high to attract long-term value investors, those aren't the people buying these fractional shares, and so they are undermining his main vision for the stock.

  4. Alexandra Zhang:

    Certain lasers with fractional technology can stimulate the collagen synthesis with reduced ‘down time’ and may help to tighten the skin.

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    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
    • A. elation
    • B. nitrile
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