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fractional
American English: /ˈfrækʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
British English: /ˈfrakʃ(ə)n(ə)l/

Translation of fractional in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (Mathematics)
    Example sentences
    • Both have identical fractional parts after the decimal point.
    • He also worked on asymptotic analysis, fractional integration and singular partial differential equations.
    • Each time we take the reciprocal of the fractional part we usually get another long list of decimal places.
  • 2 (very small)
    (difference/amount)
    Example sentences
    • Tiny though this fractional increase seems when expressed this way, the overall amounts are huge.
    • And my input is a tiny, fractional thing of a film, and how it's dealt with in post-production, how the studio is marketed.
    • Anticipating the beat by fractional amounts on single chords or notes (Blues singers do this all the time to express pain and suffering).
  • 3 (Chemistry)
    (distillation/crystallization)
    Example sentences
    • Very few of the components come out of the fractional distillation column ready for market.
    • Distillation can be used to separate volatile liquids by a process known as fractional distillation.

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