1. [ noun ] a piece broken off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

Related terms: part bit paring scraping filing spall spark cinder ember restriction_fragment brickbat clast break_up
2. [ noun ] a broken piece of a brittle artifact
Synonyms: shard sherd
Related terms: piece potsherd break_up
3. [ noun ] an incomplete piece

"fragments of a play"

Related terms: piece bit break_up
4. [ verb ] break or cause to break into pieces
Synonyms: fragmentize fragmentise break_up

"The plate fragmented" "I don't want to break up the group"

Related terms: break grate crush grind sunder splinter pound brecciate atomize crumb rag atomization shard fragmentation fragmentation
Similar spelling:   fragmented