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Meaning of FRAGMENT

Pronunciation:  'fragmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a broken piece of a brittle artifact
  2. [n]  an incomplete piece; "fragments of a play"
  3. [n]  a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
  4. [v]  break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"; "I don't want to break up the group"

FRAGMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: break up, fragmentise, fragmentize, shard, sherd
 See Also: atomise, atomize, bit, bit, bray, break, brecciate, brickbat, chip, cinder, clinker, coal, come apart, comminute, crumb, crunch, crush, ember, fall apart, filing, flake, fleck, grate, grind, mash, paring, part, piece, piece, piece, potsherd, pound, rag, restriction fragment, scrap, scraping, separate, shaving, sliver, sliver, snatch, spall, spark, spawl, splinter, split up, sunder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Frag"ment\, n. [L. fragmentum, fr. frangere to break:
cf. F. fragment. See {Break}, v. t.]
A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect
part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.

      Gather up the fragments that remain.     --John vi. 12.

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