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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.

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.

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]
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
Translations
fragmentacija

fragmentation

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

fragmentation

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

fragmentation

[ˌfrægmɛnˈteɪʃən] nframmentazione f
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The world passed at a stride from a unity and simplicity broader than that of the Roman Empire at its best, to as social fragmentation as complete as the robber-baron period of the Middle Ages.
Device fragmentation, as defined, is the situation when a certain number of users are using the same device model yet running on different versions of its operating system.
Police Senior Master Sergeant Kevin King, team leader of the explosives and ordnance disposal team (EOD) said the Mk 2 fragmentation grenade had its fuse already broken but the detonator and explosive are still intact.
DNA fragmentation index: Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate (dUTP) In Situ DNA nick end labelling (TUNEL) assay was performed with a slight modification of sperm suspension after density gradient separation as previously described (10).
"It is a breakthrough moment, since it will be the first land adjustment since 2010."Fragmentation of lands is a problemThe areas in question had to meet several criteria, including the finished preparation phase.
Azurin said Baliwan shall be prosecuted separately for possession of a fragmentation grenade.
There is a need to stop the fragmentation of plots at the earliest through appropriate measures.
On day 2 all embryos were with more than 60% fragmentation except 2 which were estimated with about 40% fragmentation (Figure 1).
Higher value of fragmentation threshold reduces WLAN and media access delays as shown in Figures 14 and 15, respectively.
Test Bed for Rock Fragmentation. Figure 1 shows the test bed for rock breakage by cutting head with or without waterjet assistance [25, 26].