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frag·men·ta·tion

 (frăg′mən-tā′shən, -mĕn-)
n.
1. The act or process of breaking into fragments.
2. The scattering of the fragments of an exploding bomb or other projectile.
3. Computers The scattering of parts of a file or files throughout a storage device, as when the operating system breaks up the file and fits it into the spaces left vacant by previously deleted files.
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fragmentation

(ˌfræɡmɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of fragmenting or the state of being fragmented
2. (Sociology) the disintegration of norms regulating behaviour, thought, and social relationships
3. (Military) the steel particles of an exploded projectile
4. (Military) (modifier) of or relating to a weapon designed to explode into many small pieces, esp as an antipersonnel weapon: a fragmentation bomb.
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frag•men•ta•tion

(ˌfræg mənˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of fragmenting or the state of being fragmented.
adj.
2. of or designating an explosive device designed to scatter small metal fragments on detonation: a fragmentation grenade.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fragmentation - separating something into fine particles
division - the act or process of dividing
2.fragmentation - the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
disintegration, decomposition - in a decomposed state
3.fragmentation - (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk; "fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
storage - (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk
4.fragmentation - the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
blowup, detonation, explosion - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
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Translations
fragmentacija

fragmentation

[ˌfrægmenˈteɪʃən]
A. Nfragmentación f
B. CPD fragmentation grenade Ngranada f de fragmentación
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fragmentation

n (of rock, glass)Zerbrechen nt; (fig)Fragmentierung f; (of society)Zerfall m; (of hopes)Zerschlagung f
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fragmentation

[ˌfrægmɛnˈteɪʃən] nframmentazione f
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