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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 ?
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.
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
She laughed, and in fragmentary sentences tried to explain about a doll which she produced from the folds of her frock.
And these fragmentary musical expressions, though sometimes beautiful, were disagreeable, because they were utterly unexpected and not led up to by anything.
The remaining thirty-five years of his life are a record of ambitious projects and fitful efforts, for the most part turned by ill-health and lack of steady purpose into melancholy failure, but with a few fragmentary results standing out brilliantly.
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.
I answered him as briefly, in fragmentary sentences.
They seemed to him fragmentary utterances of a monstrous conspiracy against his body and soul.
Not that I ever heard of," answered Flambeau; "but my information is fragmentary, and only comes from my old friend Grimm.
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.
Perhaps, if you had not been already in the secret, you might not have guessed what sad memories what warm affection, what tender fluttering hopes, had their home in this athletic body with the broken finger-nails--in this rough man, who knew no better lyrics than he could find in the Old and New Version and an occasional hymn; who knew the smallest possible amount of profane history; and for whom the motion and shape of the earth, the course of the sun, and the changes of the seasons lay in the region of mystery just made visible by fragmentary knowledge.
Mingott's fragmentary phrases that Regina Beaufort had come to ask her--incredible effrontery