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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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of Salford, England) explores the fragmentary mode and its deployment in the poetry of the 18th century as experiments in composing fragments.
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Where Jackson's Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England (2000) was able to construct detailed discussions of particular incidents from court records and reports and the sometimes fragmentary case files of organizations like the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Children's Society or the Waifs and Strays, Barrett and Brown do not have the same material at hand.
There is a slightly fragmentary dimension to the argument at times--though this is probably inevitable, given the range and ambition of the project.
The count is still fragmentary, and the complete toll - if it is ever tallied - is sure to be significantly higher.
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This paper attempts to unify the varied research in media literacy in order to make sense of this growing yet fragmentary movement and to organize the widely varied literature by the locus, objectives, and depth of the initiative.
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Abraham is the earliest (around 1700 BC) biblical character for whom we have a fragmentary or episodic biography.