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fractionation

[ frak-shuh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌfræk ʃəˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or process of fractionating.
the state of being fractionated.
Military. the division of a missile's payload into several warheads.
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Origin of fractionation

First recorded in 1925–30; fractionate + -ion
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Scientific definitions for fractionation

fractionation
[ frăk′shə-nāshən ]

The separation of a chemical compound into components by fractional crystallization or fractional distillation.
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