Fragment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfræɡmənt|  American pronunciation of the word fragment
Brit.  |ˈfræɡmənt|  British pronunciation of the word fragment

noun

- a piece broken off or cut off of something else
- a broken piece of a brittle artifact (syn: shard, sherd)
- an incomplete piece

verb

- break or cause to break into pieces(syn: fragmentise, fragmentize)

Examples

The dish lay in fragments on the floor.

I could only hear fragments of their conversation.

The party is fragmenting into warring factions.

These issues are fragmenting our society.

The property is being fragmented into subdivisions.

the dangers of fragmenting the Health Service

The plate fragmented

He straddled from one huge fragment of rock to another.

The text which has come down to us is only a fragment of the original.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fragment
he/she/it: fragments
present participle: fragmenting
past tense: fragmented
past participle: fragmented
noun
singular: fragment
plural: fragments
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