frac

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English hydrofracking.

Verb[edit]

frac (third-person singular simple present fracs, present participle fraccing, simple past and past participle fracced)

  1. (oil industry) To use hydraulic fracturing (fraccing)
    • 2011, Arrow, “Fraccing”, Arrow Energy, accessed on 2012-01-21:
      To date, Arrow has only fracced about 2.5 percent of its wells ...

Adjective[edit]

frac

  1. (oil industry) Relating to or denoting hydraulic fracturing
    • 2012 January 3, Ralph Benko, “Daniel Yergin's The Quest”, Forbes:
      More than a million wells have been fracced in the United States since the first frac job six decades ago.
    • 2012 January 26, Jonathan Fahey, “No energy industry backing for the word 'fracking'”, Yahoo News:
      The drilling industry has generally spelled the word without a "K," using terms like "frac job" or "frac fluid."

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of frac job.

Noun[edit]

frac (plural fracs)

  1. (oil industry) Frac job.
    • 1976, United States. Energy Research and Development Administration, Bartlesville Energy Technology Center, United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Oil, Gas, and Shale Technology, United States. Division of Oil, Gas, Shale, and In Situ Technology, United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Fossil Fuel Extraction, “NATURAL BUTTES UNIT, UINTAH COUNTY, UTAH, MASSIVE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING DEMONSTRATION”, in Contracts for cooperative and supporting research on enhanced oil and gas recovery and improved drilling methods[1], volume 7-10:
      A program summary showing the type and volume of fluid and the size and amount of sand that is planned for the eight fracs is shown in table 1.

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of fracture.

Noun[edit]

frac (plural fracs)

  1. Fracture.
  2. Fracturing.

Etymology 4[edit]

Abbreviation of fraction.

Noun[edit]

frac (plural fracs)

  1. Fraction
  2. Fractioning

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English frock.

Noun[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fr

frac m (plural fracs)

  1. white tie and tails

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

frac m (invariable)

  1. morning dress, white tie and tails

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wrakkā.

Noun[edit]

frac f

  1. woman

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