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fragment

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

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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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After thorough rinsing and drying, adhesive was placed on both tooth fragment (Figure 2(a)) and tooth structure and air thinned and light cured for 10 seconds.
'Diggings immediately undertaken resulted in the findings of several fragments identified by the SOCO (Scene of the Crime Office) as human remains...with positive results so far achieved, the team is very optimistic that more remnants of summary executions are about to be unearthed,' the CHR statement said.
The fragment velocities from the experiment and the simulation have the same change trend, and the error is less than 5%, as shown in Figure 9(b).
A 12 x 12 mm VLF fragment was observed on plain radiography, with volar displacement (Figure 3).
God hides fragments of our humanity in other places, as well.
The fragment records Nehemiah's visit to a ruined Jerusalem, finding that its gates had been "consumed by fire." According to the fragment text, he inspects the remains of the walls before starting work on rebuilding them.
The Marsh's fragment, though removed from the original binding, looks as if it were used as a strengthener for the end leaves.
The book under review publishes--in most cases for the first time--Sanskrit and Tocharian fragments from Hoemle's collection (now part of the British Library's Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections) that were not included in Manuscript Remains.
The fracture was vertically in a labiopalatal direction without displacement of the fragment (Figure 1).
Finally, there is a type of fragment that contains a subject and verb but nevertheless cannot stand on its own.
All Patients who had posterior epidural migration of herniated lumbar disc fragment and undergone surgery (discectomy) were included in the study.
Another bone fragment, studied under a microscope, had features similar to the skull of a child aged between four and eight, the jury heard.