Fragment definition

frăgmənt
Fragment means to break something into smaller pieces.

An example of fragment is to break a cookie up into pieces to share.

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To break into fragments; break up.
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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.

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A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.
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(grammar) A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.
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(intransitive) To break apart.
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To cause to be broken into pieces.
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A small part broken off or detached.
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Fragment is defined as a piece of something that wasn’t finished.

An example of a fragment is an unfinished letter.

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A part broken away from a whole; broken piece.
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A detached, isolated, or incomplete part.

A fragment of a song.

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The part that exists of a literary or other work left unfinished.
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(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.
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An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit.

Overheard fragments of their conversation; extant fragments of an old manuscript.

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(grammar) A sentence fragment.
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To break or separate (something) into fragments.
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To become broken into fragments.

After the election, the coalition fragmented.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fragment
Plural:
fragments

Origin of fragment

  • Middle English from Latin fragmentum from frangere frag- to break bhreg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Latin fragmentum (“a fragment, remnant”), from frangere, present active infinitive of frangō (“I break”). See also fraction.

    From Wiktionary