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English noun: fragment

1. fragment (object) a piece broken off or cut off of something else


SamplesA fragment of rock.


Broader (hypernym)part, piece


Narrower (hyponym)bit, brickbat, chip, cinder, clast, clinker, coal, ember, filing, flake, fleck, paring, restriction fragment, scrap, scraping, shaving, sliver, spall, spark, spawl

2. fragment (artifact) a broken piece of a brittle artifact


Synonymsshard, sherd


Broader (hypernym)piece


Narrower (hyponym)potsherd

3. fragment (communication) an incomplete piece


SamplesFragments of a play.


Broader (hypernym)piece


Narrower (hyponym)bit, snatch


English verb: fragment

1. fragment (change) break or cause to break into pieces


SamplesThe plate fragmented.


Synonymsbreak up, fragmentise, fragmentize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up


Narrower (hyponym)atomise, atomize, bray, brecciate, comminute, crumb, crunch, crush, grate, grind, grind, mash, pound, rag, sliver, splinter, sunder









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