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FRAGMENTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fragmentation mean? 

FRAGMENTATION (noun)
  The noun FRAGMENTATION has 4 senses:

1. separating something into fine particles
2. the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
3. (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk
4. the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

  Familiarity information: FRAGMENTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRAGMENTATION (noun)


Sense 1fragmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separating something into fine particles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

atomisation; atomization; fragmentation

Hypernyms ("fragmentation" is a kind of...):

division (the act or process of dividing)


Sense 2fragmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("fragmentation" is a kind of...):

decomposition; disintegration (in a decomposed state)


Sense 3fragmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Context example:

fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file

Hypernyms ("fragmentation" is a kind of...):

storage ((computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


Sense 4fragmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("fragmentation" is a kind of...):

blowup; detonation; explosion (a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction)


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