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Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw, a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm, a bit of a skull. But to find associated body parts is extremely rare.
Donald Johanson

Meaning of "fragment" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FRAGMENT

From Latin fragmentum, from frangere to break.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FRAGMENT

fragment  [ˈfræɡmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRAGMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fragment is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fragment in English.

WHAT DOES FRAGMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fragment in the English dictionary

The first definition of fragment in the dictionary is a piece broken off or detached. Other definition of fragment is an incomplete piece; portion. Fragment is also a scrap; morsel; bit.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FRAGMENT

PRESENT

Present
I fragment
you fragment
he/she/it fragments
we fragment
you fragment
they fragment
Present continuous
I am fragmenting
you are fragmenting
he/she/it is fragmenting
we are fragmenting
you are fragmenting
they are fragmenting
Present perfect
I have fragmented
you have fragmented
he/she/it has fragmented
we have fragmented
you have fragmented
they have fragmented
Present perfect continuous
I have been fragmenting
you have been fragmenting
he/she/it has been fragmenting
we have been fragmenting
you have been fragmenting
they have been fragmenting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fragmented
you fragmented
he/she/it fragmented
we fragmented
you fragmented
they fragmented
Past continuous
I was fragmenting
you were fragmenting
he/she/it was fragmenting
we were fragmenting
you were fragmenting
they were fragmenting
Past perfect
I had fragmented
you had fragmented
he/she/it had fragmented
we had fragmented
you had fragmented
they had fragmented
Past perfect continuous
I had been fragmenting
you had been fragmenting
he/she/it had been fragmenting
we had been fragmenting
you had been fragmenting
they had been fragmenting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fragment
you will fragment
he/she/it will fragment
we will fragment
you will fragment
they will fragment
Future continuous
I will be fragmenting
you will be fragmenting
he/she/it will be fragmenting
we will be fragmenting
you will be fragmenting
they will be fragmenting
Future perfect
I will have fragmented
you will have fragmented
he/she/it will have fragmented
we will have fragmented
you will have fragmented
they will have fragmented
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fragmenting
you will have been fragmenting
he/she/it will have been fragmenting
we will have been fragmenting
you will have been fragmenting
they will have been fragmenting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fragment
you would fragment
he/she/it would fragment
we would fragment
you would fragment
they would fragment
Conditional continuous
I would be fragmenting
you would be fragmenting
he/she/it would be fragmenting
we would be fragmenting
you would be fragmenting
they would be fragmenting
Conditional perfect
I would have fragment
you would have fragment
he/she/it would have fragment
we would have fragment
you would have fragment
they would have fragment
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fragmenting
you would have been fragmenting
he/she/it would have been fragmenting
we would have been fragmenting
you would have been fragmenting
they would have been fragmenting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fragment
we let´s fragment
you fragment
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fragment
Past participle
fragmented
Present Participle
fragmenting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FRAGMENT


advertisement
ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt
agreement
əˈɡriːmənt
apartment
əˈpɑːtmənt
assessment
əˈsɛsmənt
department
dɪˈpɑːtmənt
development
dɪˈvɛləpmənt
disemboguement
ˌdɪsɪmˈbəʊɡmənt
document
ˈdɒkjʊmənt
element
ˈɛlɪmənt
employment
ɪmˈplɔɪmənt
engagement
ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt
entertainment
ˌɛntəˈteɪnmənt
environment
ɪnˈvaɪrənmənt
equipment
ɪˈkwɪpmənt
figment
ˈfɪɡmənt
intersegment
ˈɪntəˌseɡmənt
pigment
ˈpɪɡmənt
repigment
riːˈpɪɡmənt
segment
ˈsɛɡmənt
subsegment
ˈsʌbˌsɛɡmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRAGMENT

frag
fragged
fragging
fragile
fragile-X syndrome
fragilely
fragileness
fragility
fragmental
fragmentally
fragmentarily
fragmentariness
fragmentary
fragmentate
fragmentation
fragmentation grenade
fragmented
fragmentise
fragmentize

WORDS THAT END LIKE FRAGMENT

abridgment
acknowledgment
arrest of judgment
augment
comment
Day of Judgment
defragment
dislodgment
error of judgment
judgment
Last Judgment
line segment
lodgment
market segment
misjudgment
Particular Judgment
prejudgment
restriction fragment
sit in judgment
the Last Judgment
value judgment

Synonyms and antonyms of fragment in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FRAGMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fragment» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fragment

Translation of «fragment» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRAGMENT

Find out the translation of fragment to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fragment from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fragment» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

碎片
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fragmento
570 millions of speakers

English

fragment
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टुकड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شظية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фрагмент
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fragmento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টুকরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fragment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Serpihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stück
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

破片
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조각
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pecahan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mảnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तुकडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fragman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

frammento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fragment
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фрагмент
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fragment
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τεμάχιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fragment
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fragment
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fragment
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fragment

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FRAGMENT»

The term «fragment» is very widely used and occupies the 13.326 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FRAGMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fragment» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fragment» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fragment

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10 QUOTES WITH «FRAGMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fragment.
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Julia Cameron
Because if you're trying to write and you have unlimited time, you can procrastinate an unlimited account, but if you have limited time, you rush to the page trying to get something down in the little bit of fragment of time that you have, and you may write a great deal that way.
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Donald Johanson
Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw, a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm, a bit of a skull. But to find associated body parts is extremely rare.
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Jasper Johns
Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life.
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Milan Kundera
Only a literary work that reveals an unknown fragment of human existence has a reason for being.
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Fernand Leger
Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give it a personality it never had before, and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely new lyric and plastic power.
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Philip Levine
I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.
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Abbott L. Lowell
All that you may achieve or discover you will regard as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry.
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Charles Stewart Parnell
Why should Ireland be treated as a geographical fragment of England - Ireland is not a geographical fragment, but a nation.
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Pope Paul VI
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
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Tamora Pierce
I don't write from dreams because I don't remember mine, but I had a fragment of an image left about twins, whose father was telling them how their lives were going to go for the next eight years. I wrote a scene about that, and then another and then another and then another, and after five months I had 732 pages.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRAGMENT»

Discover the use of fragment in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fragment and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fragment
Jurassic Park meets Lost in this electrifying new adventure thriller.
Warren Fahy, 2009
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The Fragment: An Incomplete History
A collection of essays on art history and criticism. The essays offer a meditation on distinctive moments in the history of the fragment, ranging from spoila in late antique architecture to the practice of collage in the modern period.
William Tronzo, 2009
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A Fragment on Government
This edition includes F.C. Montague's scholarly introduction that shows the significance of the Fragment and includes a biography of Bentham [1748-1832] and a discussion of his role in the history of jurisprudence.
Jeremy Bentham, Francis Charles Montague, 1891
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Bentham: A Fragment on Government
This volume makes available one of the central texts in the development of utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected Works.
Jeremy Bentham, James Henderson Burns, Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart, 1988
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The Unfinished Manner: Essays on the Fragment in the Later ...
Elizabeth Wanning Harries argues, instead, that the fragment not only had a long history beginning with Petrarch but also played an important part in the history of the novel and other kinds of prose.
Elizabeth Wanning Harries, 1994
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Fragment
When the cast and crew of a reality television series arrives on a picturesque island, the dangers posed by its exotic and deadly predators lead to them to decide to destroy the island with a nuclear bomb.
Warren Fahy, 2010
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Fragment Based Drug Design: Tools, Practical Approaches, and ...
The chapters in this volume cover methods that have proven to be successful in generating leads from fragments, including chapters on how to apply computational techniques, nuclear magnetic resonance, surface plasma resonance, thermal shift ...
‎2011
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The Fragment Molecular Orbital Method: Practical ...
The text emphasizes the practical aspects, with as little mathematical detail as possible and in language that is easy to understand.
Dmitri Fedorov, Kazuo Kitaura, 2009
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The Fragment: Towards a History and Poetics of a ...
This is the first history of the fragment to appear in English, and it is also the first attempt at producing a consistent taxonomy of literary and critical fragments.
Camelia Elias, 2004
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Holding and Interpretation: Fragment of an Analysis
In 1915, Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) changed the future of modern art when his experiments in painting led the Russian avant-garde into pure abstraction.
D. W. Winnicott, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRAGMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fragment is used in the context of the following news items.
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South Sudan rebels dismiss alleged fragmentation of the country
He further pointed out that the opposition leadership also rejected any move that would fragment the country into pieces. The rebel leader's ... «Sudan Tribune, Jul 15»
2
The Next Fragment Design x Nike Roshe LD-1000 is Murdered Out
One of the dopest and unexpected sneakers to release last year was the fragment design x Nike Roshe LD-1000, and it looks like there's ... «Complex, Jul 15»
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Iraq-Syria War could Fragment both Countries, Top US General Says
Iraq-Syria War could Fragment both Countries, Top US General Says. By Thomas Gaist. Global Research, July 09, 2015. World Socialist Web Site. Region: ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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Pre-Order Sword Art Online: Lost Song and Get Re: Hollow …
Bandai Namco showed off both Sword Art Online: Lost Song and Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment at this year's Anime Expo, however, ... «Niche Gamer, Jul 15»
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Fragment-based Drug Discovery Market Segment Forecasts up to …
Fragment-based drug discovery market is growing at faster pace due to the extensive use of the technique for research and development in ... «CSO Australia, Jul 15»
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'Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment' Update: Bandai Namco …
"SAO RE: Hollow Fragment" is set to be released on July 28, and for every bundle purchase of the "SAO: Lost Song," this new released video ... «Chinatopix, Jul 15»
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First Look at the Next fragment design Sneaker Collaboration
Need your fragment design fix? Today we get a first look at what's next on the sneaker collaboration front straight from the man behind the label ... «Sneaker News, Jul 15»
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Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Japan Expo 2015 Screens
Our gallery has been updated with seven screenshots from Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, which will be coming to Europe, ... «Gamers Hell, Jul 15»
9
Fears film studio will fragment community
Residents from the Auckland suburb of Hobsonville say a proposal to build a film studio there will fragment the community. The Auckland ... «Radio New Zealand, Jul 15»
10
Fragment - Prismatic Photo Effects
Fragment (featured in 153 countries) can transform any image into totally unique, one-of-a-kind prismatic art you'll want to share with everyone. «iOSnoops, Jul 15»

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