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Noun: fragmentation  ,frag-mun'tey-shun
  1. Separating something into fine particles
    - atomization, atomisation [Brit]
     
  2. The disintegration of social norms governing behaviour, thought, and social relationships
     
  3. (computing) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk
    "fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file"
     
  4. The scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

Derived forms: fragmentations

Type of: blowup, decomposition, detonation, disintegration, division, explosion, storage

Encyclopedia: Fragmentation