fragmentation

Definitions

  • A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks
    A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fragmentation separating something into fine particles
    • n fragmentation the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
    • n fragmentation (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk "fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file"
    • n fragmentation the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Reconstructed wineglasses and wineglass fragments in the Jamestown collection Reconstructed wineglasses and wineglass fragments in the Jamestown collection
Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century makers’ seals have been found in America Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century...
Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles have been recovered Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles...
A few of many tools unearthed at Jamestown which were used for timbering: felling axes, a hewing axe, adze, hatchet, wedge, and saw fragment A few of many tools unearthed at Jamestown which were used for timbering: felling axes, a hewing axe, adze, hatchet,...
Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right) Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting...
Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing...
Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot, bleeding bowl, mortar and pestle fragments, glass vials, and portions of surgical instruments A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot,...

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments and one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.
    • n fragmentation A breaking up into parts or fragments; specifically, in zoology, a breaking up into parts or joints with become new individuals, as in some Schizomycetes: a form of fission.
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Quotations

  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine%20Gordimer
    “Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence%20Sterne
    “I am persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more so when he laughs, it adds something to this fragment of life.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “Every woman is like a time-zone. She is a nocturnal fragment of your journey. She brings you unflaggingly closer to the next night.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets -- we remember only.”
  • Elizabeth Wilson
    Elizabeth Wilson
    “Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict.”
  • Derek Walcott
    Derek Walcott
    “Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.”

Usage

In literature:

From the direction of the Cathedral drifted fragments of band music, and the bugle calls of marching platoons.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
Then comes the iron band of despotism to hold together the antagonistic fragments.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
After the land was ploughed we found many arrow-heads, awls of bone and flint, and fragments of pottery.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
Fragments of ancient pottery.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson
Some of these appear, from the fragments of bars attached to them, to have belonged to double specimens.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
The manuscript from which these sonnets are taken states they are a fragment.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
The manuscript from which these sonnets are taken states they are a fragment.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The length of some of these fragments is indeed incredible.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
Fragment of a grooved ax, of gray slate.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
A few figures of saints remain in the upper niches of the buttresses, and there are fragments of sculpture on some of the lowest.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
Fragments of the Gospel and Apocalypse of Peter (my edition, 1893).
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Fragments of the prediction have not been entirely falsified, though the last couplet intimates a hope.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
AND HIS FATHER 160 Fragment of cartoon used for the Whitehall wall-painting.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
Trunk after trunk crashed to the ground, slashed into fragments.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
On one hillside is a broken wall; a long avenue of ilex trees reveals here and there fragments of mosaic pavement.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
His corps became demoralized and fell back in fragments.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
The dark, unpolished surface is profusely speckled with fragments of white shell.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
It still has something more than fragments left of its seven towered and turreted gates.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The fragment is now in No.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
In these only small fragments of bone could be found.
"Burial Mounds of the Northern Sections of the United States" by Cyrus Thomas
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In poetry:

Rain beats, hail rattles, whirlwinds tear;
The slender but in fragment's flew;
But not a lock of Moy's loose hair
Was waved by wind, or wet by dew.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
Here ivy'd fragments, lowering, throw
Broad shadows on the poor below,
Who, while they rest, and when they die,
Sleep on the rock-built shores of WYE.
"The Banks Of Wye - Book IV" by Robert Bloomfield
Too sweet, for the least part in her,
To have shed life out by fragments; yet,
Could the close mouth catch breath and stir,
I might see something I forget.
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
'So that it was for it's revelations
I brought it oversea,
And drag it about with me….
Anon I shall break it and bury its, fragments
Where my grave is to be.
"The Cheval-Glass" by Thomas Hardy
From Kymin's crag, with fragments strewed; From Skirid, bleak and high;
From Penalt's shaggy solitude;
From Wyndcliff, desolate and rude,
That frowns o'er mazy Wye.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
That death-stain on the vernal sward
Hallowed to freedom all the shore;
In fragments fell the yoke abhorred--
The footstep of a foreign lord
Profaned the soil no more.
"Seventy-Six" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

But as soon as she said the word " fragmentation ," Schmidt cut her off.
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats may contain metal fragments.
Although sales of electronic books are growing, they so far represent a minuscule fragment of GPO 's business.
Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano hurled hot fragments of rock half a mile into the air, causing officials to warn of more and bigger outbursts to come.
A renowned violinist's beloved instrument is ruined, so he takes to bed waiting to die in the fragmented, jarring and only somewhat satisfying film.
Fragments of hepatitis B , which put the immune system on high alert, make a new malaria vaccine the most successful yet.
Such doctors are part of a creative breed of specialists striving to fill holes in our fragmented healthcare system.
The single, unified Internet we've grown accustomed to is fragmenting.
I Say Innovation, You Say Fragmentation.
Bone fragment likely not Joan of Arc .
Francis Wong is a local multi-media artist, mostly constructing fragments of images into videos as seen here.
Slave Potter's Presence Emerges in Fragments.
Stough found the skull fragment on Oct 5 during a hunting and fishing trip.
BEIJING — BEIJING Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say.
"So now they will not work there for awhile until they determine is any other bone fragments are there," said Miller.
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In science:

Clearly a fragment in the sense of Keisler extends uniquely to a fragment in the sense of Definition 1.1.
Generically stable and smooth measures in NIP theories
Then the col lection of partial types over A is a fragment. (ii) Let F ⊆ G be fragments (in sort x).
Generically stable and smooth measures in NIP theories
Let h be Haar measure on G/G00 which we can think of as a Keisler measure on a suitable fragment F (in fact the fragment consisting of the preimages of closed sets under π : G → G/G00).
Generically stable and smooth measures in NIP theories
F↓ (t), where F↓ (t) is the number of times 1 ≤ i ≤ m that the transpositions τi yields a fragmentation event for which one of the fragments is small.
Emergence of giant cycles and slowdown transition in random transpositions and $k$-cycles
Evidently, S T T has many prominent classical logic fragments, including propositional and first-order logic, the guarded fragment, second-order logic, monadic second-order logic, the basic fragment of S T T , etc.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
In this subsection, we briefly recall the results from fragmentation theory that we will use, in the particular case of binary fragmentation which is relevant to our applications.
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
From the construction of the figela processes, we see that, when a chord appears in a fragment R of the figela, it divides this fragment into two new fragments of respective masses U m(R) and (1 − U )m(R) where U is uniformly distributed over [0, 1].
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
Let R′ the fragment (of mass M ) containing 1, and let R′′ be the other fragment.
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
We call fragments separating x from y in S , the fragments of S that intersect the chord [xy ].
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
More precisely, with the notation of Lemma 3.7, the masses of the fragments of Sα (τ + t) separating 1 from V will be the same, up to the mutiplicative factor M , as the masses of the fragments of Ψa,b (S (R′ ) (τ + t)) separating 1 from Ψa,b (V ).
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
Using Lemma 3.7 once again, we get that the sequence of the masses of separating fragments contained in R′ at time τ + t has, as a process in the variable t, the same distribution as (M Xα (M α t))t≥0 , where Xα is an independent copy of Xα . A similar observation holds for the separating fragments in R′′ .
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
After time τ , the fragments separating 1 from x will correspond to fragments separating 1 from Ψa,b (x) in the disk obtained from R′ by contracting the first chord.
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
In the genealogical tree of fragments, the number of ends of a given fragment is at most the number of ends of its “parent” plus 1.
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
In our case α = 0, the genealogy of fragments is described by a standard Yule process (indeed, each fragment gives birth to two new fragments at rate 1).
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory
A further problem with using keys to represent references is that keys are generated within stores rather than externally, so it is not possible to form a reference to a fragment until after that fragment has been inserted into a store and its key obtained.
A Generic Storage API
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