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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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