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1. Fragmentary.
2. Geology Consisting of broken rock, coal, or ore moved from its place of origin.

frag·men′tal·ly adv.


1. (Geological Science) (of rocks or deposits) composed of fragments of pre-existing rocks and minerals
2. another word for fragmentary
fragˈmentally adv


(ˈfræg mənˌtɛr i)

consisting of fragments; broken; incomplete: fragmentary evidence; fragmentary remains.
frag′men•tar`i•ly, adv.
frag′men•tar`i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fragmental - consisting of small disconnected parts; "fragmentary remains"
fractional - constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"
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But a fragmental, rather than holistic, approach to reform will in no way help cement the perception that the government means serious business in correcting the decades-long wrongs regarding the sections of society other than the pious Sunni majority.
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Unfortunately, information on the Baltic autumn spawning herring is relatively fragmental and almost lacking during the past decades.
The FJPZ50 sample was classified as a volcanic tuff, a pyroclastic geomaterial formed as fragmental products of volcanic eruptions, having feldspar phenocrystals, in a white, vesicular, volcanic glass matrix.
The Ashfall ash bed does not include all taxa present in this area, as the fragmental zone beneath the ash bed contains over 35 mammalian taxa while the ash bed contains only 12 mammalian taxa (Voorhies, 2006).
In mine geology terminology, the main components of the shear zone are chlorite mottled schist, quartz-sericite (chlorite) schist, bodies of schistose and fragmental andesite, and dacite dykes and sills.
Rather, they seem to conceptually overlap and reinforce one another; the approaches to the firm provide fragmental knowledge that contributes to an Austrian understanding of the firm in the market but do not supply or fully support a universal view or theory.
3 metres, the drill hole intersected mineralization similar to the fragmental stringer zone encountered in drill hole RMZ11-21.