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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.
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I have been telling you more or less in my own words what I learned fragmentarily in the course of two or three years, during which I seldom missed an opportunity of a friendly chat with him.
The painter, the sculptor, the composer, the epic rhapsodist, the orator, all partake one desire, namely to express themselves symmetrically and abundantly, not dwarfishly and fragmentarily.
aIf we do not have such a strategy, everything will be decided fragmentarily and we will have scandals one after another,a he said.
Moreover, the metaphysical character of final real things is self-differentiating, implying two metaphysical kinds, namely, those whose unification relates internally to details of the relevant past fragmentarily and those whose unifications relate internally to details of all other events completely--such that events of the first kind define the metaphysical aggregate called the world, and events of the second kind define a necessary or metaphysical individual that may be called divine.
The story often pauses, turns backward, and remembers events fragmentarily and unexpectedly.
The results from this research show that in terms of territorial planning, municipalities see the environmental conflict differently and their actions in that regard are given fragmentarily and uncoordinatedly, thus reproducing and deepening the zone's present disparities.
First, this study embraces all the closely related elements of children's use of touchscreen media, such as parental perceptions, actual practices, and emotions, which have been studied somewhat fragmentarily in previous studies, and explores how these elements are interrelated.
Shot on high-contrast black-and-white 16-mm stock on the set of Jesus (Jess) Franco's Count Dracula (1970), the film moves stealthily between fragmentarily inhabiting the fiction of a vampire story starring Christopher Lee (an actor familiar from countless Hammer horrors) and pulling back to offer a metacommentary on the artifice of film production.
This work attempts to offer a view on the Aristotle's idea of generality in comedy, idea developed fragmentarily in his Poetics through a schematic history of the genre.
Tertiary mudstone, quaternary residual, and slope deposits are fragmentarily distributed in the area [19, 21].