- 1. adjectivea) Pertaining to a fraction.2. nouna) An expression of a fractional number.
In English, most ordinals double as fractionals — "third", "fourth", and so on — with the exception of "second", whose corresponding fractional is "half".b) 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.
A fractional is much more expensive than a traditional timeshare, but to many people, its worth it.
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fractional — frac‧tion‧al [ˈfrækʆnəl] adjective 1. a fractional amount, change, gain etc is very small: • July s Consumer Price Index was 231.2, a fractional change from the 231 index reported in June. • While blue chip stocks ended lower, the broader market … Financial and business terms
Fractional — Frac tion*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population. [1913 Webster]… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fracţional — fracţionál adj. m., pl. fracţionáli; f. sg. fracţionálă, pl. fracţionále Trimis de siveco, 31.01.2008. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic FRACŢIONÁL, Ă adj. care tinde la dezbinare, la fracţio narea (unui partid). (< fr … Dicționar Român
fractional — [frak′shə nəl] adj. 1. of or forming a fraction or fractions 2. very small; unimportant; insignificant 3. Chem. designating or of any of various processes for separating the constituents of a mixture by taking advantage of differences in their… … English World dictionary
fractional — index broken (fractured), partial (relating to a part), semi, severable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
fractional — 1670s, from FRACTION (Cf. fraction) + AL (Cf. al) (1) … Etymology dictionary
fractional — [adj] partial apportioned, compartmental, compartmented, constituent, dismembered, dispersed, divided, fragmentary, frationary, incomplete, parceled, part, piecemeal, sectional, segmented; concept 785 Ant. all, entire, total … New thesaurus
fractional — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or expressed as a fraction. 2) small or tiny in amount. 3) Chemistry relating to or denoting the separation of a mixture into fractions. DERIVATIVES fractionally adverb … English terms dictionary
fractional — adjective Date: 1650 1. of, relating to, or being a fraction 2. of, relating to, or being fractional currency 3. relatively small ; inconsiderable 4. of, relating to, or involving a process for separating components of a mixture through… … New Collegiate Dictionary
fractional — fractionally, adv. /frak sheuh nl/, adj. 1. pertaining to fractions; comprising a part or the parts of a unit; constituting a fraction: fractional numbers. 2. comparatively small; inconsiderable or insignificant: The profit on the deal was… … Universalium