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fragment

[′frag·mənt]
(ordnance)
A piece of an exploding or exploded bomb, projectile, or the like.
To break into fragments.

fragment

fragment

(1) In networking, one piece of a data packet that has been broken into smaller pieces in order to accommodate the maximum transmission unit (MTU) size of a network. See IP fragmentation.

(2) In a disk file system, a part of a file that is located elsewhere on the disk (not contiguous with the rest of the file). See fragmentation.

(3) In computer graphics, a pixel that has been transformed from its original state and is ready to update the frame buffer. See fragment processor.
References in classic literature ?
And when mine eye fleeth from the present to the bygone, it findeth ever the same: fragments and limbs and fearful chances--but no men!
I walk amongst men as the fragments of the future: that future which I contemplate.
The fragment of the Bible was placed in his hands, and he was left to seek his consolation as he might from its pages.
The leaves of the sacred book were scattered on the ground, and even a fragment of the shelf had been displaced by the kidnapper in his agony.
On arriving towards the end of the second stage in this vertical journey, and shaking the long roots which were round me, to my consternation they snapped off one after another like so many pipe stems, and fell in fragments against the side of the gulf, splashing at last into the waters beneath.
Such fragments had been bad enough before, but now they were infinitely worse.
Taking for granted (what was perhaps doubtful enough) that the fragments of the letter could be recovered, my own conviction was that the writing on them, though it might be faded, would certainly still be legible.
These ants harvest grass and haul fragments back to their nest, sometimes covering a distance of more than 100m.
Two of the fragments contain passages from Deuteronomy, one fragment is identified as from Leviticus, and another as the book of Daniel.
Number of Fragments per File 0 0 0 Number of Fragmented Files 0 1 1 Number of Excess Fragments 0 2 4 Free Space 22% 15% 15%
The present volume is a well-produced catalogue of the Manichaean fragments written in the so-called Sogdian scrip] (as opposed to the Christian or Manichaean scripts).
Fragment-based drug discovery is a method of drug design by selecting small molecular weight compounds (fragments) which interact with specific sites of the target protein and subsequent linkage and modification of the fragments utilizing protein X-ray crystallography.