Etymology
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fragmentation (n.)

"a breaking up into parts," 1842, noun of action from fragment (v.). Fragmentation grenade attested from 1918.

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Definitions of fragmentation

fragmentation (n.)
separating something into fine particles;
Synonyms: atomization / atomisation
fragmentation (n.)
the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships;
fragmentation (n.)
(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
fragmentation (n.)
the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes;
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