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Borrowed from Latin fragmentum (“a fragment, remnant”), from frangere, present active infinitive of frangō (“I break”), from Proto-Italic *frangō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg- (“to break”).
- (noun) IPA(key): /ˈfɹæɡmənt/
- (verb) IPA(key): /fɹæɡˈmɛnt/, /ˈfɹæɡmɛnt/
fragment (plural fragments)
- A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part, either physically or not
- a fragment of an ancient writing
- I heard a small fragment of the conversation.
- (grammar) A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.
- (computing) An incomplete portion of code.
- (Internet) A portion of a URL referring to a subordinate resource (such as a specific point on a web page), introduced by the
- The URL
www.example.com/home#recentends with a fragment.
fragment (third-person singular simple present fragments, present participle fragmenting, simple past and past participle fragmented)
- (intransitive) To break apart.
- (transitive) To cause to be broken into pieces.
- (transitive, computing) To break up and disperse (a file) into non-contiguous areas of a disk.