What does fragment mean?

Definitions for fragment
ˈfræg mənt; ˈfræg mənt, -mɛnt, frægˈmɛntfrag·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fragment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fragmentnoun

    a piece broken off or cut off of something else

    "a fragment of rock"

  2. shard, sherd, fragmentnoun

    a broken piece of a brittle artifact

  3. fragmentverb

    an incomplete piece

    "fragments of a play"

  4. break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentiseverb

    break or cause to break into pieces

    "The plate fragmented"

Wiktionary

  1. fragmentnoun

    A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.

  2. fragmentnoun

    A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.

  3. fragmentverb

    To break apart.

  4. fragmentverb

    To cause to be broken into pieces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fragmentverb

    a part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing

    Etymology: [L. fragmentum, fr. frangere to break: cf. F. fragment. See Break, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fragment

    frag′ment, n. a piece broken off: an unfinished portion.—adj. Frag′mental (also -ment′).adv. Frag′mentarily.—n. Frag′mentariness.—adjs. Frag′mentary, Frag′mented, consisting of fragments or pieces: broken. [Fr.,—L. fragmentum, frangĕre, to break.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fragment' in Nouns Frequency: #1700

How to pronounce fragment?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fragment in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Georges:

    We used a bacterial artificial chromosome library to generate and verify sex specific sequence and probes that were important to determine the underlying sex of individuals, a BAC library is constructed by cutting up the dragon DNA, the whole genome, and inserting the fragments into bacterial colonies, one fragment per colony, so you can pull particular dragon sequence out at will.

  2. Professor Tom:

    Many relics that we study turn out to date to a period somewhat later than the historic attestation would suggest, this bone fragment, in contrast, suggests that we could possibly be looking at remains from St Nicholas himself.

  3. Tharman Shanmugaratnam:

    We are starting with two digital full bank licenses, so as not to fragment Singapore's small domestic retail banking market.

  4. Kerry Lathan:

    I have a bullet in my back. Fragment in it broke off near my spine, they say if we take it out, there's a possibility you could be paralyzed.

  5. Pierre Corneille:

    Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.

Images & Illustrations of fragment

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Translations for fragment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • شظيةArabic
  • фрагментирам, отломък, парче, раздробявам, раздробявам се, фрагмент, късBulgarian
  • fragment, fragmentarCatalan, Valencian
  • fragment, úlomek, střep, zlomekCzech
  • fragmentDanish
  • Satzfragment, Fragment, fragmentierenGerman
  • τεμαχίζω, θρυμματίζω, απόσπασμα, θραύσμα, κομματιάζωGreek
  • fragmento, fragmentarSpanish
  • osanen, hajottaa, sirpale, särkeä, särkyä, hajota, rikkoa, rikkoutua, pirstoutua, fragmentti, pirstoa, sirpaloituaFinnish
  • fragment, fragmenterFrench
  • mìr, criomag, bìdeagScottish Gaelic
  • פרורHebrew
  • töredék, darabHungarian
  • կտորArmenian
  • frammento, frammentareItalian
  • フラグメント, 破片, 断片, 欠片Japanese
  • fragmentumLatin
  • rutunga, mōrohe, kongakonga, kora, tūāporo, māhurehure, kuru, korakora, mōteteMāori
  • whakakorakoraMalay
  • fragment, fragmenterenDutch
  • fragmentNorwegian Nynorsk
  • fragmentNorwegian
  • fragmentoPortuguese
  • fragmenta, bucată, fragmentRomanian
  • кусок, разваливаться, обломок, развалиться, разломать, осколок, фрагмент, разламывать, фрагментировать, отрывокRussian
  • fràgment, ùlomak, fragmentírati, òdlomakSerbo-Croatian
  • fragmentSwedish
  • துண்டுTamil
  • parça, kırıntı, kısım, bölüm, fragmanTurkish
  • 分段Chinese

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