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  • adj. fractional

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fractional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fractional.
  • Of a fractional nature; constituting a small part; hence, subordinate; unimportant.

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Examples

  • GULAG1, shattered into its fractionary multitude of islands; and beneath the millstone of shadowing and mistrust I did not talk to them all, of some I only heard, of others still I only guessed.

    Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Nobel Lecture

  • I admitted this motive of delicacy, but that it should not induce him to do wrong; urged the dangers to which the scramble for the fractionary members would always lead.

    The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia

  • A terra-cotta tablet, discovered in Lower Chaldæa among the ruins of Larsam, and believed with good reason to be very ancient, bears a list of the squares of the fractionary numbers between 1/60 2 and 60/60 2, or 1/60, calculated with perfect accuracy (LENORMANT, _Manuel_, &c.vol. ii.p. 37).

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

  • I admitted the motive of delicacy, but that it should not induce him to do wrong; urged the dangers to which the scramble for the fractionary members would always lead.

    The Anas

  • I admitted the motive of delicacy, but that it should not induce him to do wrong: urged the dangers to which the scramble for the fractionary members would always lead.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4

  • Of them, I myself met but a few on the Archipelago of GULAG, shattered into its fractionary multitude of islands; and beneath the millstone of shadowing and mistrust I did not talk to them all, of some I only heard, of others still I only guessed.

    Kafila

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