What does fragmentation mean?

Definitions for fragmentationˌfræg mənˈteɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atomization, atomisation, fragmentation(noun)

    separating something into fine particles

  2. fragmentation(noun)

    the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships

  3. fragmentation(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"

  4. fragmentation(noun)

    the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes


  1. fragmentation(Noun)

    The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration.

  2. fragmentation(Noun)

    The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter.

  3. fragmentation(Noun)

    The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas of a disk.

  4. fragmentation(Noun)

    The breaking up of a data packet when larger than the transmission unit of a network.


  1. Fragmentation

    In computer storage, fragmentation is a phenomenon in which storage space is used inefficiently, reducing capacity and often performance. Fragmentation leads to storage space being "wasted", and the term also refers to the wasted space itself. There are three different but related forms of fragmentation: external fragmentation, internal fragmentation, and data fragmentation, which can be present in isolation or conjunction. Fragmentation is often accepted in return for improvements in speed or simplicity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragmentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragmentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Narciso Michavila:

    Fragmentation will be huge.

  2. Mark Carney:

    The UK relies on the kindness of strangers at a time when risks to trade, investment, and financial fragmentation have increased.

  3. Michael Kugelman:

    The Taliban won't simply meekly agree to talks and especially as this strike could worsen the fragmentation within the organization.

  4. Andrew Lim:

    We have to take a deeper look at what causes - and aspects - of sleep fragmentation are most strongly associated with this type of brain damage.

  5. Xavier Rolet:

    The penalties would be very high not just for the UK but for the rest of the EU. We would be going back to fragmentation. I don't think that's what corporate issuers want.

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