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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.
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Diggings immediately undertaken resulted in the findings of several fragments identified by the SOCO (Scene of the Crime Office) as human remains.
God hides fragments of our true and full humanity in other places.
A highlight from the newly published Museum of the Bible collection is a fragment from the Book of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 2:13-16).
The fracture was vertically in a labiopalatal direction without displacement of the fragment (Figure 1).
Preoperative diagnosis was that of ruptured disc fragment in eight (72.
In this study we could experimentally show that workers carrying long fragments often fell over," The BBC quoted Karin Moll from the University of Cambridge in the UK, a researcher on the study team, as saying.
The fifth fragment, previously thought to be from Exodus, remains unidentified.
The more fragments on the drive the less likely it will be that a large file can be written contiguously.
The catalogue contains 446 entries, in which individual fragments as well as manuscripts reconstructed from several fragments are described.
4] measured the fragment mass distribution for high values of fragment kinetic energy.
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.
To identify a sentence fragment, ask yourself whether the sentence has a subject and a verb and whether it can stand alone, that is, whether it has an independent structure.