from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To divide or separate into parts; break up: "In the post-Watergate era, power has been fractionated on Capitol Hill” ( Evan Thomas).
- transitive v. To separate (a chemical compound) into components, as by distillation or crystallization.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To separate (a mixture) into its individual constituents by exploiting differences in some chemical or physical property, such as boiling point, particle size, solubility etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To separate (a mixture of chemical substances) into different portions or fractions, as in the distillation of liquids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To subject to or obtain by the process of fractionation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. separate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents
- v. obtain by a fractional process
You could sort of say that this is a very energized version of the conservative side of the Republican Party, or you can see it that this could be something that could just fractionate the Republican Party, tear it into fiscal Republicans and social Republicans, and whatever there is left of old mainline Republicans.
Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864), one of the first American professors of science to fractionate petroleum by distillation (1854).
In the long term, Iraq will fractionate, much as the Soviet Union and former Yugoslavia did.
I don't think they imagine me sitting with my cup of coffee on my bench as I drip fractionate gradients... counting off 10 drops into each well on a 96-well plate.
Hence the different isotopes are said to fractionate between two reservoirs reservoirs here being liquid and vapour.
His group was actively working to fractionate yeast and identify its active factor at the time of his death in
Evaporation will fractionate the isotopes and result in the residual water becoming enriched in oxygen 18.
Re #54, the upper atmosphere tends to fractionate according to molecular mass.
But once you fractionate happiness the way I do, not just positive emotion -- that's not nearly enough -- there's flow in life, and there's meaning in life.
The aim is to fractionate the brain into a series of labeled compartments, each assigned a definite function.