Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a fractional manner; by a fraction.
- adv. In a fractional manner
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. By fractions or separate portions.
“His attention shifted to Beth, and his expression softened fractionally.”
“Net interest income has fallen "fractionally" this year from 2009 across the company, it said.”
“And their attack concludes with a delicious cross from the left from Bale ... but it's fractionally too far in front of Adebayor, who might have dived for it if Spurs weren't already two up with only seconds to go.90+3 min: Martin jumps at the back post to nod a corner just wide.”
“An onslaught in which the substitute Federico Macheda shot against the bar saw Phil Jones head the ball fractionally over the line in the 89th minute, but that goal did not suffice.”
“Moses sticks a leg out instinctively but directs the shot fractionally wide.87 min: To boos from the home fans and cheers from the visitors, Suarez wanders off the pitch to be replaced by Andy Carroll.9.47pm: I see that twitter is aflame with claims that Phil Jones' will be out for six weeks with a broken cheekbone.”
“Among smaller bands such as Gross Magic and Fear Of Men, opportunity knocks, as they share stages with acts fractionally further down the track.”
“Although growth is slowing compared with last year's 7.3%, the Bank raised its expectations for growth in developing nations for 2011 to 6.3% from expectations of 6% in January, and tweaked 2012 growth up fractionally to 6.2%.”
“Could he hear tiny harmonic mistakes in the sections or tell if one member of the reeds or brass was fractionally out of tune?”
“And wireless churn among postpaid customers, or the percentage canceling their service every month, rose only fractionally.”
“The cracked slope of pavement downtown leading past the pink granite facing of what we always called the "Washington Mutual building," its slope always fractionally off so it feels like the building itself is moving.”
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