[frak-shuh-nl] /ˈfræk ʃə nl/
pertaining to ; comprising a part or the parts of a unit; constituting a :
comparatively small; inconsiderable or insignificant:
The profit on the deal was fractional.
Chemistry. 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.
relating to, containing, or constituting one or more fractions
of or denoting a process in which components of a mixture are separated by exploiting differences in their physical properties, such as boiling points, solubility, etc: fractional distillation, fractional crystallization
very small or insignificant
broken up; fragmented
1670s, from fraction + -al (1).
- Fractional crystallization
noun 1. (chem) the process of separating the components of a solution on the basis of their different solubilities, by means of evaporating the solution until the least soluble component crystallizes out fractional crystallization (frāk’shə-nəl) A process by which a chemical compound is separated into components by crystallization. In fractional crystallization the compound is mixed […]
noun 1. coins or paper money of a smaller denomination than the basic monetary unit. noun 1. paper or metal money of smaller denomination than the standard monetary unit
noun, Chemistry. 1. the separation of volatile components of different boiling points in a mixture by the gradual increase of temperature and the separate collection of each component. noun 1. the process of separating the constituents of a liquid mixture by heating it and condensing separately the components according to their different boiling points 2. […]
[frak-shuh-nl-ahyz] /ˈfræk ʃə nlˌaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), fractionalized, fractionalizing. 1. to divide or splinter into fractions, sections, factions, etc.