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

consisting of fragments; broken; incomplete: fragmentary evidence; fragmentary remains.
frag′men•tar`i•ly, adv.
frag′men•tar`i•ness, n.
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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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