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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

(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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While Benjamin and the lawyer were still poring over the scattered morsels of the letter which had been first discovered, and trying to piece them together again, the chemist had divided the greater part of the fragments specially confided to him into two halves each; and had correctly put together some five or six sentences of the letter on the smooth sheet of cardboard prepared for that purpose.
Reading Fragments and Fragmentation in Modernist Literature
Seventeen aluminium and rubber fragments discovered scattered throughout Srayong commune, in Kulen district, Preah Vihear province on Thursday have been identified as parts of a drone.
King Psamtek I's colossus of Matariya re-imagined - Courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities CAIRO -- 11 April 2018: The Egyptian-German Mission at Matariya/Heliopolis discovered an assortment of 4500 fragments from King Psamtek I's colossus on Wednesday April 11, according to an official statement by Ministry of Antiquities.
Ritter, "Reattachment of anterior teeth fragments: a conservative approach," Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, vol.
De Lima, in an email to the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2009, enumerated the following as the ones they exhumed: forearm bone, bone fragment, another bone fragment of a skull from site 1; bone fragment of a skull, incomplete lone bone, part of an arm bone from site 2; forearm bone, a thigh bone, skull with parts missing (the one with a gunshot mark) from site 3; arm bone, three leg bones, a thigh bone, and a long bone fragment from site 4; 107 pieces of bones and bone fragments, six vertebral backbones, two collar bones, 19 rib fragments, two arm bones, one forearm bone (ulna), one forearm bone (radius), two thigh bones, and two pelvic bone fragments.
With the increase of charge mass, the cylindrical shell was torn into lots of fragments under the action of shock wave and detonation products.
Spencer, "Volar plate fixation failure for volar shearing distal radius fractures with small lunate facet fragments," Journal of Hand Surgery, vol.
God hides fragments of our true and full humanity in other places.
More than 25 previously unpublished "Dead Sea Scroll" fragments, dating back 2,000 years and holding text from the Hebrew Bible, have been brought to light, their contents detailed in two new books.
The small size of the fragments allow further chemical optimization through the addition of new chemical groups or by combining different fragments together into one molecule.