fragmented

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
    • adj fragmented having been divided; having the unity destroyed "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell","a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White","a fragmented coalition","a split group"
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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,...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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.
    • a Fragmented Broken into fragments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Seven people have been struck by meteorite fragments.
    • fragmented Broken into fragments; specifically, in biology, broken or separated into parts each of which forms a new individual. See fragmentation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Fragmented consisting of fragments or pieces: broken
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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.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fragmentum, frangĕre, to break.

Usage

In literature:

Many fragments of molded plaster cornices have also been excavated.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
The fragments of rock touch it with a wildness and liberality which give just the needed relief.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
There was a deafening thunder-clap and jagged shell fragments sailed over our heads or dropped in our midst.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
The surface soil we had lately been travelling over was covered with boulders and fragments of conglomerate.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Only fragments of the work remain, and, fortunately enough, these have been engraved in an orchestra score.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Fragments of a modern version are also found in MS. LIX, Advocates' Library, Edinburgh.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
A fragment hit him full in the chest, cut through his heart, and laid him dead.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Out of the lip of the next shelf below the pony's weight tore a jagged fragment.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Besides, there is one consideration which to my mind establishes the genuineness of our fragment beyond a peradventure.
"A Sixth-Century Fragment of the Letters of Pliny the Younger" by Elias Avery Lowe and Edward Kennard Rand
Some fragment, at least, would disappear.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
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In poetry:

Then smiling still he slowly steps along,
And every kindly word and friendly tone,
Like the old fragment of an early song,
Wakes thoughts that make the past again his own.
"Blind Matthew" by Alexander Anderson
Rent by the wind, a fragment huge
From the steep summit bounded:
That summit, where the Peasant's breast
Found, mid the snow, a grave of rest,
By GOLFRE'S poniard wounded.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
And oft, if night her sable plumes should spread
O'er toil unpaid--no lassitude he knows;
A fragment of the rock supports his head,
And deaf'ning torrents lull him to repose.
"The Hunter of The Alps" by Charlotte Dacre
Fragmented Adam stares.
God's hands
unseen, the whirling rides
dazzle, the lights blind him. Fragmented,
he is not present to himself. God
suffers the void that is his absence.
"On A Theme" by Denise Levertov
Greek, Jew, Barbarian, Scythian, bond or free,
Unknown in Christ — himself is all in all!
Come on, blest hour, when by a sure decree
Falls the last fragment of dividing wall.
"The Rose Of The Wilderness (Gathered In Crossing A Portage On The River Winnipeg)" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
The worlds are breaking in my head
Their fragments are crumbs of despair
The food of the solitary damned
Who await the gross tumult of turbulent
Days bringing change without end.
"Yves Tanguy" by David Gascoyne

In news:

Google's Eric Schmidt Denies Android Fragmentation at CES.
Why ' Fragmentation ' Isn't a Problem for Android or Linux.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Media Fragmentation .
Fragmentation has not changed the game.
Why Japan's Fragmented Grid Can't Cope.
' Fragmented Industry' Must Change.
'One Nation, Fragmented ' The Nation.
Piecing Together a Fragmented Poet.
Empowering Fragmented Teens to Become Whole.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday Kellogg's is voluntarily recalling two million boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal that may contain metal fragments inside.
Kellogg's recalls Frosted Mini-Wheats for possible metal fragments.
Kellogg's recalls Mini-Wheats cereal due to possible metal fragments.
Two students and a teacher from a small Nevada school will be getting a look at some tiny fragments of the planet Mars next year.
A fragment of the meteor that crashed into Tissint, Morocco.
Pastors around the nation are bracing for questions from curious congregants, after a Harvard professor claimed a fragment of text from the fourth century suggests Jesus may have been married.
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In science:

The name of any such tra jectory has an initial fragment of type bx′xM/2 , where x′xM/2 is the name of a fragment of this tra jectory corresponding to its path in the gadget ∆s−1 .
On Instability of the Ergodic Limit Theorems with Respect to Small Violations of Algorithmic Randomness
There is a subtle problem arising when we match an expression fragment and rewrite it to an equivalent expression fragment.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
It was shown in that if U, V are independent and uniformly distributed over S1 then the fragments separating U from V form (in a proper continuous time parametrization) a fragmentation process.
Strong convergence of partial match queries in random quadtrees
Such fragments may be considered as a third particle accompanying two other fragments.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
The ternary fragment mass distribution may bring informations on the nucleon composition of the neck, and the high energy associated to the fissioning nucleus might provide an overlap between the ternary and binary fission, in the mass region of fission fragments 50-70 amu.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
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