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.