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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Separating something into fine particles; The scattering of bomb pieces after the bomb explodes; (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk;

Usage examples (38)
  • fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file
  • The use of the term fragmentation to describe Google's Android operating system has no merit because people can't agree what the term means, according to an Android...
  • Here is what the BBC's Middle East Editor has to say about what he calls the fragmentation of Palestinian society:
  • "We inherited the fragmentation from the previous administration." for more
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