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English noun: fragmentation

1. fragmentation (act) separating something into fine particles

Synonymsatomisation, atomization

Broader (hypernym)division

2. fragmentation (state) the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships

Broader (hypernym)decomposition, disintegration

3. fragmentation (process) (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk

SamplesFragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file.

Broader (hypernym)storage

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. fragmentation (event) the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

Broader (hypernym)blowup, detonation, explosion

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