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fragmentary

adjective uk   /fræɡˈmen.tər.i/ us    /ˈfræɡ.mən.ter-/ formal
existing only in small parts and not complete: Reports are still fragmentary but it is already clear that the explosion has left many dead and injured.
Translations of “fragmentary”
in Korean 부분적인…
in Arabic مُتَشَظٍ…
in Portuguese fragmentário…
in Catalan fragmentari…
in Japanese 断片の, 未完成の…
in Italian frammentario…
in Chinese (Traditional) 片斷的, 零星的, 不完整的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 片断的, 零星的, 不完整的…
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