Definition of Fragmentation

1. Noun. Separating something into fine particles.

Exact synonyms: Atomisation, Atomization
Generic synonyms: Division
Derivative terms: Atomise, Atomize, Fragment

2. Noun. The disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships.
Generic synonyms: Decomposition, Disintegration
Derivative terms: Fragment

3. Noun. (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"
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Storage
Derivative terms: Fragment

4. Noun. The scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes.
Generic synonyms: Blowup, Detonation, Explosion
Derivative terms: Fragment

Definition of Fragmentation

1. Noun. The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration. ¹

2. Noun. The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas of a disk. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) The breaking up of a data packet when larger than the transmission unit of a network. ¹

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Definition of Fragmentation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fragmentation

1. The breaking of an entity into smaller parts. Synonym: spallation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fragmentation

fragment reaction
fragment shader
fragment shaders
fragmentation (current term)
fragmentation bomb
fragmentation grenade
fragmentation grenades
fragmentation myocarditis
fragmentation of habitat
fragmentation of the myocardium

Literary usage of Fragmentation

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"fragmentation AND SEGMENTATION. This condition was described by Renaut and Landouzy in ... fragmentation. The fracture has been across the fibre itself, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"The presence of fatty epithelial cells is a favorable point in prognosis. The coagula are composed mostly of fibrin. fragmentation of the Myocardium. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"(c) fragmentation and Segmentation fragmentation and segmentation ... The true significance and cause of fragmentation is undecided. ..."

4. American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine: Survey Methods for Their Detection by William J. Zielinski, Thomas E. Kucera (1998)
"fragmentation and Linkages Throughout the species chapters we see reiterated statements indicating that forest fragmentation is the most important isolating ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The mass spectral fragmentation pattern of phthalic anhydride' has an intense peak ... Thermal fragmentation of phthalic anhydride leads to the formation of ..."

6. Bid Protests: Characteristics of Cases Filed in Federal Courts by Richard M. Stana, William Jenkins (2000)
"Within the context of Federal bid protest law, fragmentation of law concerns appear to be minimal: the occasions in which the judges of the Federal courts ..."

7. Diseases of the Heart and Arterial System: Designed to be a Practical by Robert Hall Babcock (1905)
"Although they found fragmentation in otherwise normal hearts of individuals who had died suddenly by violence or otherwise, still in the majority of ..."

8. Europe: Dimensions of Peace by Björn Hettne (1988)
"Conflicts and fragmentation in the international system An overview The international system is still predominantly bipolar, and will probably be so in the ..."

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