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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or constituting a fraction.
  • adjective Very small; insignificant.
  • adjective Being in fractions or pieces.
  • adjective Separated by fractionation; fractionated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to fractions; comprising a part or the parts of a unit; constituting a fraction: as, fractional numbers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction.
  • adjective Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant.
  • adjective (Chem.) a process of gradual and approximate purification and separation, by means of repeated solution and crystallization therefrom.
  • adjective small coin, or paper notes, in circulation, of less value than the monetary unit.
  • adjective (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to a fraction.
  • adjective Divided; fragmentary; incomplete.
  • adjective Very small; minute.
  • adjective chemistry Relating to a process or product of fractional distillation.
  • noun grammar An expression of a fractional number.
  • noun 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.
  • noun chemistry Relating to a fraction in a material distillation or separation process.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

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From fraction +‎ -al.

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