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fragmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfræɡ.mənt/
a small piece or a part, especially when broken from something whole: The road was covered with fragments of glass from the shattered window. Literary scholars are piecing together her last unpublished novel from fragments of a recently discovered manuscript.

fragmentverb [I or T]

uk   us   /fræɡˈment/
to break something into small parts or to be broken up in this way: The satellite will fragment and burn up as it falls through the Earth's atmosphere. The government is planning to fragment the industry before privatizing it.
fragmentation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌfræɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/
It was partly the fragmentation of the opposition which helped to get the Republicans re-elected.
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