fractionation
noun see fractionate

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  • fractionation — frac tion*a tion n. the act or process of separating a mixture into portions of different composition, as in distillation or {fractional crystallization}. Syn: fractional process. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. (Petroleum industry) Separation of crude oil …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fractionation — See also: Fractionated spacecraft Fractionation is a separation process in which a certain quantity of a mixture (solid, liquid, solute, suspension or isotope) is divided up in a number of smaller quantities (fractions) in which the composition… …   Wikipedia

  • fractionation — 1. To separate components of a mixture. 2. The administration of a course of therapeutic radiation of a neoplasm in a planned series of fractions of the total dose, most often once a day for several weeks, in order to minimize radiation damage of …   Medical dictionary

  • fractionation — A term used to describe any method for separating and purifying biological molecules. See also cell fractionation …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • fractionation — noun A separation process in which a certain quantity of a mixture is divided up into smaller quantities (fractions) in which the composition changes according to a gradient. Methane is separated from other hydrocarbons in a gas fractionation… …   Wiktionary

  • fractionation — frakcionavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mišinio skirstymas į frakcijas. atitikmenys: angl. fractionating; fractionation rus. фракционирование …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fractionation — rektifikavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vienalyčio skysčių mišinio perskyrimas, pagrįstas priešpriešiais judančių skysčio garų ir kondensato srautų sąlyčiu. atitikmenys: angl. fractionation; rectification rus. ректификация …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fractionation — frakcionavimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Skysčių mišinio skirstymas į sudėtines dalis pagal tų dalių virimo temperatūrą. atitikmenys: angl. fractionation vok. Fraktionierung, f; Fraktionsbildung, f rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fractionation — /frak sheuh nay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of fractionating. 2. the state of being fractionated. 3. Mil. the division of a missile s payload into several warheads. [1925 30; FRACTIONATE + ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • fractionation —    The separation of one group of compounds in a mixture from another, generally by distillation …   Forensic science glossary

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