Etymology

fragment +‎ ation

Noun

fragmentation (countable and uncountableplural fragmentations)

  1. The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration.
  2. The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter.
  3. (computing) The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas of a disk.
  4. (computing) The breaking up of a data packet when larger than the transmission unit of a network.

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