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frag·ment

 (frăg′mənt)
n.
1. A small part broken off or detached.
2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit: overheard fragments of their conversation; extant fragments of an old manuscript.
3. Grammar A sentence fragment.
v. (-mĕnt′) frag·ment·ed, frag·ment·ing, frag·ments
v.tr.
To break or separate (something) into fragments.
v.intr.
To become broken into fragments: After the election, the coalition fragmented.

[Middle English, from Latin fragmentum, from frangere, frag-, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

fragmented

(fræɡˈmɛntɪd)
adj
existing in separate parts, pieces or factions; divided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fragmented - having been divided; having the unity destroyed; "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell; "a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White; "a fragmented coalition"; "a split group"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
Translations

fragmented

[frægˈmentɪd] ADJfragmentado

fragmented

[frægˈmɛntɪd] adj (= divided) → divisé(e)

fragmented

adjbruchstückhaft; (= broken up)unzusammenhängend, ohne Zusammenhang

fragmented

[ˈfrægməntɪd] adjframmentario/a
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