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English definition of “fragment”

fragment

verb [I or T]     /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.Tearing and breaking into pieces fragmentation     /ˌfræɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] It was partly the fragmentation of the opposition which helped to get the Republicans re-elected .Tearing and breaking into pieces
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