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Dictionary Definition

fragment

Noun

1 a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
2 a broken piece of a brittle artifact [syn: shard, sherd]
3 an incomplete piece; "fragments of a play" v : break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented" [syn: break up, fragmentize, fragmentise]

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English

Noun

  1. A portion or segment of an object.
  2. A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.

Translations

Portion or segment of an object
  • Finnish: sirpale, osanen
  • German: Fragment
  • Hebrew:
  • Japanese: 断片; 破片 In the context of "especially a broken part":
grammar: a sentence

Verb

  1. To break apart.
  2. To cause to be broken into pieces.

Translations

to break apart
to cause to be broken into pieces
  • Finnish: murtaa
  • German: fragmentieren

Extensive Definition

Fragment may refer to:
fragment in Danish: Fragment
fragment in German: Fragment

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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