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frag·men·tar·y

 (frăg′mən-tĕr′ē)
adj.
Consisting of small, disconnected parts: a picture that emerges from fragmentary information.

frag′men·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
frag′men·tar′i·ness n.

fragmentary

(ˈfræɡməntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
made up of fragments; disconnected; incomplete. Also: fragmental
ˈfragmentarily adv
ˈfragmentariness n

frag•men•tar•y

(ˈfræg mənˌtɛr i)

adj.
consisting of fragments; broken; incomplete: fragmentary evidence; fragmentary remains.
[1605–15]
frag′men•tar`i•ly, adv.
frag′men•tar`i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fragmentary - 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"

fragmentary

fragmentary

adjective
Relating to or affecting only a part; not total:
Translations
مُكوَّن مِن شَظايا، غير كامِل
neúplnýneuspořádaný
brudstykkeagtigufuldstændig
foszlányostöredékestörmeléktörmelékes
brotakenndur
zlomkovitý

fragmentary

[frægˈmentərɪ] ADJ [evidence, account] → fragmentario

fragmentary

[ˈfrægməntəri] adjfragmentaire

fragmentary

adj (lit, fig)fragmentarisch, bruchstückhaft

fragmentary

[ˈfrægməntrɪ] adjframmentario/a

fragment

(ˈfrӕgmənt) noun
1. a piece broken off. The floor was covered with fragments of glass.
2. something which is not complete. a fragment of poetry.
(fragˈment, (American) ˈfragmənt) verb
to break into pieces. The glass is very strong but will fragment if dropped on the floor.
ˈfragmentary adjective
made of pieces; incomplete. a fragmentary account of what happened.
References in classic literature ?
But the effort was too great to be sustained with more than a fragmentary success.
And Pearl, stepping in mid-leg deep, beheld her own white feet at the bottom; while, out of a still lower depth, came the gleam of a kind of fragmentary smile, floating to and fro in the agitated water.
Plum-pudding is the term bestowed upon certain fragmentary parts of the whale's flesh, here and there adhering to the blanket of blubber, and often participating to a considerable degree in its unctuousness.
Sam and Andy, clawing for certain fragmentary palm-leaves, which they were in the habit of considering as hats, flew to the horseposts, to be ready to "help Mas'r.
My reflections were too undefined and fragmentary to merit record: I hardly yet knew where I was; Gateshead and my past life seemed floated away to an immeasurable distance; the present was vague and strange, and of the future I could form no conjecture.
Either way, it is, in my opinion, impossible to found any valid legal declaration on a knowledge of the document so fragmentary and so incomplete as the knowledge which you possess.
I answered him as briefly, in fragmentary sentences.
Into the manhood of the race: for I, for my own part cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man's culminating time
As for Hetty, she was soon in the wood again--her waking dreams being merged in a sleeping life scarcely more fragmentary and confused.
Of course there were times when fragmentary reckonings DID come flashing into my brain.
Newman thought it a damp, gloomy place to live in, and was puzzled by the obstructive and fragmentary character of the furniture.
It was because I felt myself thrown back upon my own thoughts and forbidden to seek relief amongst other lives - it was perhaps only for that reason at first I started an irregular, fragmentary record of my days.