Fragmentation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌfræɡmenˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word fragmentation
Brit.  |fraɡmɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word fragmentation

noun

- separating something into fine particles (syn: atomisation, atomization)
- the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
- (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

- the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

Examples

fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file

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