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fragmentation

 
Noun fragmentation has 4 senses
  1. atomization, atomisation, fragmentation - separating something into fine particles
    --1 is a kind of division
    Derived form: verb fragment1
  2. fragmentation - the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
    --2 is a kind of
    decomposition, disintegration
    Derived form: verb fragment1
  3. 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    storage
    Derived form: verb fragment1
  4. fragmentation - the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
    --4 is a kind of
    explosion, detonation, blowup
    Derived form: verb fragment1
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