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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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