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frag•ment



Pronunciation: (
n.frag'munt;
v.frag'munt, -ment, frag-ment'),
[key]
n.
1. a part broken off or detached: scattered fragments of the broken vase.
2. an isolated, unfinished, or incomplete part: She played a fragment of her latest composition.
3. an odd piece, bit, or scrap.

v.i.
to collapse or break into fragments; disintegrate: The chair fragmented under his weight.

v.t.
1. to break (something) into pieces or fragments; cause to disintegrate: Outside influences soon fragmented the Mayan culture.
2. to divide into fragments; disunify.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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