Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broken into fragments; specifically, in biology, broken or separated into parts each of which forms a new individual. See fragmentation.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of fragment.
- adj. broken into fragments
- adj. composed of fragments
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Broken into fragments.
- adj. having been divided; having the unity destroyed
“The major issue we face with orangutans today is what we called the fragmented population," said Marc Ancrenaz from the environmental group Hutan.”
“Then, under the government of Ariel Sharon in fragmented into a more pragmatic Kadima faction and a hardline-nationalist faction led by Bibi Netanyahu.”
“This surface that is temporary, mobile, and fragmented translates to the surface of the painted works.”
“He is an unsettled, jittery man who mostly speaks in fragmented sentences because his mind is like a chess board, it is always working on several things at a time and it is most often a few steps ahead of his conscious ability to recognize what his mind is doing.”
“Almost all of the lead in fragmented form is to big to digest and is excreted from the body, so why worry?”
“China was indeed fragmented from the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 to the Communist victory in 1949.”
“This woman's urge to socialize remained long after the mechanisms that drove conversation had been boiled away, to the point where she spoke in fragmented snippets that sense from sentence to sentence, but when combined into a whole made no sense at all.”
“Two months into his new role overseeing Jean-Claude Brizard has begun reorganizing a school system he calls "fragmented.”
“But in the longer term fragmented, divided, accountable-to-no-one-but-the-president, un-transparent, corrupt and internally feuding armed forces could all too easily be sent off to fight to satisfy internal power struggles.”
“Republicans are fragmented, which is great if you enjoy only one scandal a week instead of 30.”
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