Definitions for: Fragment


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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