fragment

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English[edit]

Fragments of a vessel
A mirror frame fragment

Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle English fragment, from Latin fragmentum (a fragment, remnant).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈfɹæɡmənt/
  • (file)
  • (verb) IPA(key): /fɹæɡˈmɛnt/, /ˈfɹæɡmɛnt/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun[edit]

fragment (plural fragments)

  1. A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part, either physically or not
    • 2012, William Matthews, The Tragedy of Arthur[1], University of California Press, page 68:
      [] and two enormous Scottish poems, the Buik of Alexander, which has been improbably ascribed to Barbour, and Sir Gilbert Hay's Buik of Alexander the Conquerour; one nearly complete Prose Life of Alexander and fragments of four others; a stanzaic translation of the Fuerres de Gadres which survives only in a fragment, the Romance of Cassamus, and three separate translations of the Secreta Secretorum.
    a fragment of an ancient writing
    I heard a small fragment of the conversation.
  2. (grammar) A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.
  3. (computing) An incomplete portion of code.
  4. (Internet) A portion of a URL referring to a subordinate resource or anchor (such as a specific point on a web page), introduced by the # sign.
    Holonym: anchor link
    The URL www.example.com/home#recent ends with a fragment.
    • 2006, Michael Mahemoff, Ajax Design Patterns, O'Reilly Media, →ISBN, page 523:
      Unique URLs requires you to make like an information architect and do some URL design work. Possibly, you'll be controlling only the fragment identifier rather than the entire URL, but even the fragment identifier has usability implications.

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fragment (third-person singular simple present fragments, present participle fragmenting, simple past and past participle fragmented)

  1. (intransitive) To break apart.
  2. (transitive) To cause to be broken into pieces.
  3. (transitive, computing) To break up and disperse (a file) into non-contiguous areas of a disk.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin fragmentum (a fragment, remnant).

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Noun[edit]

fragment m (plural fragments)

  1. a fragment

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin fragmentum.

Noun[edit]

fragment m

  1. fragment (portion or segment of an object)

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Further reading[edit]

  • fragment in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • fragment in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin fragmentum (a fragment, remnant). Influence by French fragment.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /frɑxˈmɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: frag‧ment
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun[edit]

fragment n (plural fragmenten, diminutive fragmentje n)

  1. a fragment, broken portion
  2. a fragment, part of a work (whether due to selection or incompleteness)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin fragmentum (a fragment, remnant).

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Noun[edit]

fragment m (plural fragments)

  1. fragment

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Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: fragment
  • Turkish: fragman

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin fragmentum.

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fragment[1] (Late Middle English)

  1. a small part or piece; a fragment

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References[edit]

  1. ^ fragment, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fragmentum

Noun[edit]

fragment n (definite singular fragmentet, indefinite plural fragment or fragmenter, definite plural fragmenta or fragmentene)

  1. a fragment

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fragmentum

Noun[edit]

fragment n (definite singular fragmentet, indefinite plural fragment, definite plural fragmenta)

  1. a fragment

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin fragmentum.

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Noun[edit]

fragment m inan

  1. fragment, excerpt, passage
    Synonym: urywek

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Further reading[edit]

  • fragment in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • fragment in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fragment, Latin fragmentum.

Noun[edit]

fragment n (plural fragmente)

  1. fragment
    Synonyms: bucată, frântură

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fragmentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /frǎɡment/
  • Hyphenation: frag‧ment

Noun[edit]

fràgment m (Cyrillic spelling фра̀гмент)

  1. fragment

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Further reading[edit]

  • fragment” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fragmentum.

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Noun[edit]

fragment n

  1. a fragment

Declension[edit]

Declension of fragment 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fragment fragmentet fragment fragmenten
Genitive fragments fragmentets fragments fragmentens

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