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Definition 1: a broken piece of a brittle artifact - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fragment in the sense of this definition

(fragment is a kind of ...) a separate part of a whole

"an important piece of the evidence"

(... is a kind of fragment ) a shard of pottery

Definition 2: an incomplete piece - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where fragment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fragments of a play

(fragment is a kind of ...) an artistic or literary composition

"he wrote an interesting piece on Iran" "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"

(... is a kind of fragment ) a small fragment

"overheard snatches of their conversation"

Definition 3: a piece broken off or cut off of something else - [noun denoting object]

Samples where fragment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fragment of rock

(fragment is a kind of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

(... is a kind of fragment ) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

"a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

(... is a kind of fragment ) a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge

"a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls"

(... is a kind of fragment ) (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected

"they collected blood scrapings for analysis"

(... is a kind of fragment ) the fragment of DNA that is produced by cleaving DNA with a restriction enzyme

(... is a kind of fragment ) a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

(... is a kind of fragment ) a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

(... is a kind of fragment ) a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering

(... is a kind of fragment ) (geology) a constituent fragment of a clastic rock

(... is a kind of fragment ) a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire

(... is a kind of fragment ) a fragment of brick used as a weapon

(... is a kind of fragment ) a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction

Definition 4: break or cause to break into pieces - [verb of change]

Samples where fragment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plate fragmented

Synonyms for fragment in the sense of this definition

(fragment is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

(... is a kind of fragment ) break up into small particles

"the fine powder had been atomized by air"

(... is a kind of fragment ) break into small pieces

"The car crushed the toy"

(... is a kind of fragment ) break into breccia

"brecciate rock"

(... is a kind of fragment ) break into crumbs

(... is a kind of fragment ) break into lumps before sorting

"rag ore"

(... is a kind of fragment ) break up into splinters or slivers

"The wood splintered"

(... is a kind of fragment ) break apart or in two, using violence

(... is a kind of fragment ) break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

"pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

(... is a kind of fragment ) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

"grind the spices in a mortar" "mash the garlic"

(... is a kind of fragment ) make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

"grate one's teeth in anger"

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