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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 ?
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.
Identify the five sentence fragments in the passage below.
The acquisition layer is made up of a plurality of fragments of a liquid-absorbing, open-celled, polyacrylate-based foam material.
Chase Farrell's mind is in fragments and his world is falling apart.
DNA fragments from C/preM and NS5 genes amplified by RT-PCR assays employing primers WN212/WN619c (5'-TTGTGTTGGCTCTCTTGGCGTTCTT-3'/5'-CAGCCGACAGCACTGGACATTCATA-3') and WN9483/ WN9794c (5'-CACCTACGCCCTAAACACTTTCACC3"/5'-GGAACCTGCTGCCAATCATACCATC-3') were sequenced.
Merta found many fossils, including petrified wood and fragments of freshwater clamshells, turtle shells, alligator vertebrae, and even a crocodile tooth.
7 million kilometers of Earth--the closest any comet has come to our planet in 20 years--and the largest fragments should be visible with binoculars.
Last week, the New York City medical examiner confirmed that ten bone fragments found by workers on the roof of 130 Liberty Street last fall were human.
9 FRAMMENTI ELLETRICI 1-2-3-4 (ELECTRIC FRAGMENTS 1-2-3-4) (YERVANT GIANIKIAN AND ANGELA RICCI LUCCHI) Playing off one another on four screens at once, these forgotten fragments of archival footage, slowed down hypnotically and tinted red, orange, blue, and green, choreograph enchanting encounters between European and "Other" personal histories.
Following a complete list of plays and fragments, acknowledgments, and abbreviations (viii-xvi), this volume includes an introduction (1-12) and entries on 104 plays: Albion Knight (fragment); All for Money; Apius and Virginia; The Ashmole Fragment; The Bugbears; Calisto and Melebea; Cambises; The Cambridge Prologue; The Castle of Perseverance; Christ's Burial; Christ's Resurrection; Clyomon and Clamydes, Common Conditions; The Conflict of Conscience; The Contention between Liberality and Prodigality; The Conversion of St.
Mild granulation tissue was present where the BB had become lodged, and further examination of the nasal cavity detected no retained fragments.
Modern forensic DNA analysis systems are currently based on the separation of DNA fragments by capillary electrophoresis, a process which typically takes 40 min.