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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: fragment /ˈfræɡmənt/ 
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singularfragment
pluralfragments

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    a small piece of a larger object that has broken, often into a lot of pieces

    The vase hit the wall and shattered into fragments.

    fragment of:

    Police found fragments of glass on his clothing.

    1. a.
      a small part of something that remains when the rest has been lost or destroyed

      architectural fragments from Mayan sites

      fragment of:

      a fragment of text

  2. 2
    a small part of something larger
    fragment of:

    Fragments of their conversation drifted up to her.

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