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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety;
- Example: "a fractional share of the vote"
- Example: "a partial dose"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fractional \Frac"tion*al\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fractional adj 1: constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose" [ant: whole]