Fractional currency
Fractional Frac"tion*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers. [1913 Webster]

2. Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population. [1913 Webster]

{Fractional crystallization} (Chem.), a process of gradual and approximate purification and separation, by means of repeated solution and crystallization therefrom.

{Fractional currency}, small coin, or paper notes, in circulation, of less value than the monetary unit.

{Fractional distillation} (Chem.), a process of distillation so conducted that a mixture of liquids, differing considerably from each other in their boiling points, can be separated into its constituents. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fractional currency — ☆ fractional currency n. small coins or paper money of a denomination less than the standard monetary unit [dimes and pennies are fractional currency] …   English World dictionary

  • fractional currency — noun paper currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit • Hypernyms: ↑paper money, ↑folding money, ↑paper currency * * * noun 1. : paper money in denominations of less than one dollar issued by the United States 1863 76 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fractional currency — noun Date: 1862 1. paper money in denominations of less than one dollar issued by the United States 1863 76 2. currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fractional currency — coins or paper money of a smaller denomination than the basic monetary unit. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fractional currency — frac′tional cur′rency n. num coins or paper money of a smaller denomination than the basic monetary unit • Etymology: 1860–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • fractional currency — /ˈfrækʃənəl ˌkʌrənsi/ (say frakshuhnuhl .kuruhnsee) noun coins or paper money of a smaller denomination than the principal monetary unit …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fractional — Frac tion*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fractional crystallization — Fractional Frac tion*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fractional distillation — Fractional Frac tion*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Currency — For other uses, see Currency (disambiguation). Coins and banknotes are the two most common forms of currency. Pictured are several denominations of the euro …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”