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"fragment" in British English

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fragmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfræɡ.mənt/
a ​smallpiece or a ​part, ​especially when ​broken from something ​whole: The ​road was ​covered with fragments ofglass from the ​shatteredwindow. Literary ​scholars are piecing together her last ​unpublishednovel from fragments of a ​recentlydiscoveredmanuscript.

fragmentverb [I or T]

uk   us   /fræɡˈment/
to ​break something into ​smallparts or to be ​broken up in this way: The ​satellite will fragment and ​burn up as it ​falls through the earth's ​atmosphere. His ​day was fragmented by ​meetings and ​phonecalls.
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌfræɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/
It was ​partly the fragmentation of the ​opposition which ​helped to get the Republicans ​re-elected.
(Definition of fragment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fragment" in American English

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fragmentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfræɡ·mənt/
a ​smallpiece or ​part, esp. one that is ​broken off of something: a ​bone fragment a fragment of ​Indianpottery She ​read a fragment of the ​story.
(Definition of fragment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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