[ frag-men-tl ]


Origin of fragmental

First recorded in 1790–1800; fragment + -al1

Other words from fragmental

  • frag·men·tal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby fragmental Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fragmental in a sentence

  • As a result, creators, including intellectuals, are incentivized to focus exclusively on content to be consumed at the moment—short, fragmental, surface-level takes.

  • fragmental rocks are often quite indurated—the matrix being as hard as the included stones.

    Geology | James Geikie
  • When a fragmental rock is composed chiefly of rocks belonging to the acidic group, we say it is felspathic.

    Geology | James Geikie
  • These are overlaid by a series of alternating beds of crystalline (c) and fragmental (t) igneous rocks.

    Geology | James Geikie
  • The rocks, so far as I saw them, are massive lavas, and not fragmental scori or other products of explosive eruptions.

    Mount Rainier | Various
  • The cone-building stage may be said to continue until eruptions of lava and fragmental materials cease altogether.

    The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton

British Dictionary definitions for fragmental


/ (fræɡˈmɛntəl) /

  1. (of rocks or deposits) composed of fragments of pre-existing rocks and minerals

  2. another word for fragmentary

Derived forms of fragmental

  • fragmentally, adverb

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