fragment[frag′mənt; for v. also frag′ment′, frag ment′]
Fragments of ancient pottery.
- Fragment is defined as a piece of something that wasn’t finished.
An example of a fragment is an unfinished letter.
- The definition of a fragment is a small piece of something larger.
- An example of a fragment is a piece of pottery found in a digging site.
- An example of a fragment is a few beats of a song.
- Fragment means to break something into smaller pieces.
An example of fragment is to break a cookie up into pieces to share.
- a part broken away from a whole; broken piece
- a detached, isolated, or incomplete part: a fragment of a song
- the part that exists of a literary or other work left unfinished
Origin of fragmentMiddle English ; from Classical Latin fragmentum ; from frangere, break
- A small part broken off or detached.
- An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit: overheard fragments of their conversation; extant fragments of an old manuscript.
- Grammar A sentence fragment.
verbfrag·ment·ed, frag·ment·ing, frag·ments
Origin of fragmentMiddle English, from Latin fragmentum, from frangere, frag-, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
- A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.
- (grammar) A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.
(third-person singular simple present fragments, present participle fragmenting, simple past and past participle fragmented)
fragment - Computer Definition
(1) In networking, one piece of a data packet that has been broken into smaller pieces in order to accommodate the maximum transmission unit (MTU) size of a network. See IP fragmentation.
(2) In a disk file system, a part of a file that is located elsewhere on the disk (not contiguous with the rest of the file). See fragmentation.
(3) In computer graphics, a pixel that has been transformed from its original state and is ready to update the frame buffer. See fragment processor.