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fractional

adjective Referring to or constituting a fraction; partial.

fractional

(frak′shŏn-ăl) [ fraction + -al]
1. Made of equal parts of a whole; partial.
2. Pert. to a fraction.

fractional

size expressed as a relative part of a unit.

fractional catabolic rate
the percentage of an available pool of body component, e.g. protein, iron, which is replaced, transferred or lost per unit of time. Takes account of the size of the pool of available metabolite in determining the absolute amount of it which is lost or transferred. Same principle applies in fractional transfer rate.
fractional excretion tests, fractional clearance tests
measures of urine electrolyte clearance ratios to assess renal function. They express the proportion of a substance excreted in the urine, compared with the amount filtered by the glomerulus.
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Coulthard's pit-stop was still fractionally quicker than Hakkinen's, but the extra time used up by the mechanics as they adjusted their position ensured he stayed in second place.
RACETECH chief Sim Harris yesterday said he would be looking into an incident at Newbury on Saturday when a stall opened fractionally late.
Boeing (NYSE:BA) stock is fractionally down this morning after the company made a final pension offer over to the International Association of Machinists.
They then found that Impressive Flight appeared to anticipate the start and, by coming into contact with the front gates, caused her stall to open fractionally before those of the other runners.
After hitting a new intraday peak earlier today, the SPX has now stepped fractionally lower, off 0.
Brian Clemenson's local ace, who lines up as the sole wide seed in tomorrow's decider, was fractionally the quickest of Saturday's three semi-final scorers, when recording 29.
Michael Roberts and Frankie Dettori were only fractionally behind, but champion jockey Kieren Fallon was an also-ran.
AMTD was down fractionally at last check, and ET was trading fractionally higher.
The price of diesel only reduced fractionally in October, down from 110.
5-second dash to 62mph is only fractionally slower than the coupe.
5sec 0-62mph is only fractionally slower than the coupe.