Definition of “fragmented” - English Dictionary

“fragmented” in British English

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fragmentedadjective

uk /fræɡˈmen.tɪd/ us /fræɡˈmen.t̬ɪd/
fragmentation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌfræɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfræɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/

the fragmentation of the country's banking system

(Definition of “fragmented” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fragmented” in American English

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fragmentedadjective

us /ˈfræɡˌmen·tɪd/

separated into or consisting of several parts:

a fragmented narrative
a country fragmented by social strife

(Definition of “fragmented” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“fragmented” in Business English

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fragmentedadjective

uk /fræɡˈmentɪd/ us /-ṱɪd/

used to describe an industry or business activity that has many companies with no one company being much more important than the others:

a fragmented industry/market/sector Brown is currently buying smaller insurance agencies, helping to consolidate the highly fragmented industry.

(Definition of “fragmented” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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