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Definition of "fractional" []

  • Of, relating to, or constituting a fraction. (adjective)
  • Very small; insignificant: a minor candidate's fractional share of the vote. (adjective)
  • Being in fractions or pieces. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fractional" in a sentence
  • "ID guy insists that Shannon Information doesn't deal in fractional bits, even when it was pointed out that Shannon said "a decimal digit is about 3 1/3 bits.""
  • "Without a LoLR, any bank that engages in fractional reserve banking is always liable to a bank-run."
  • "I also suppose it would be sorta ok if private banks wanted to engage in fractional reserve banking but only if there was a big notice in BIG BIG letters in the written contract explaining the risks."