Definition of fractionalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrakSHənlˌīz/


[with object] (usually as adjective fractionalized)
Divide (someone or something) into separate groups or parts: fractionalized consumer markets
More example sentences
  • We have now moved beyond polarization, we're fractionalized.
  • A heavily fractionalized opposition with a precarious majority imposes fewer constraints on the executive due to the difficulty of forming a cohesive legislative opposition bloc to oppose any given policy.
  • This mirrors the fact that it's as diverse and fractionalized a landscape as we've ever seen out there, and it's only going to get more so.



Pronunciation: /ˌfrakSHənl-iˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Growing staff volatility, and fractionalisation, has added a significant administrative burden to school management teams, whose energies ought to be directed at improving educational standards.
  • In the final section, I present three brief case studies to illustrate that ethnic fractionalization must be complemented by a subtler understanding of the political significance of identities and the character of ethnic relations.
  • The last forty years have witnessed a trend of political fractionalisation in the developed world.

Words that rhyme with fractionalize


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Syllabification: frac·tion·al·ize

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