# Dictionary Definition

fractional adj : constituting or comprising a
part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional
share of the vote"; "a partial dose" [ant: whole]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Adjective

- Pertaining to a fraction.
- Divided; fragmentary; incomplete.
- Very small; minute.

#### Translations

pertaining to a fraction

- Italian: frazionario
- Russian: дро́бный (dróbnyj) , chem. фракцио́нный (fraktsiónnyj)

divided, fragmentary, incomplete

- Russian: фрагмента́рный (fragmentárnyj) , отры́вочный (otrývochnyj) , части́чный (častíčnyj)

very small

- Finnish: pikkiriikkinen, pienen pieni
- Russian: незначи́тельный (neznačítelnyj)

# Extensive Definition

In common usage a fraction is any part of a
unit.

Fraction may also mean:

- Fraction (mathematics), a quotient of numbers, e.g. "¾"; or, more generally, an element of a quotient field
- Fraction (chemistry), a quantity of a substance collected by the separation process known as fractionation
- Fraction (religion), the ceremonial act of breaking the bread during Christian Communion
- Fraction (politics), a parliamentary party
- Fraction (comic), a short-lived comic about the theft of a powersuit
- Fractional (ownership), a reference to property timeshare
- In Human Resources, fraction can refer to the percentage of full-time a part-time employee works. So, for example, if an employee works 50% of the usual hours, their fraction is 50%. Positions which are filled by multiple employees at once can also be expressed by fractions > 100%. For example, if a position is budgeted as 150%, that means one 100% employee and one 50% employee can fill it at a time, or three 50% employees. In this sense, fraction is in units of full-time equivalent employees.

## See also

- A faction – note spelling – is a splinter group or other smaller group within or previously associated with a larger group.

fractional in Belarusian: Дробі

fractional in German: Bruch

fractional in Spanish: Fracción
(desambiguación)

fractional in French: Fraction

fractional in Italian: Frazione

fractional in Dutch: Breuk

fractional in Japanese: 分数

fractional in Polish: Frakcja

fractional in Russian: Дробь

fractional in Slovak: Frakcia

fractional in Slovenian: Ulomek

fractional in Swedish: Fraktion

fractional in Chinese:
分數