fragmentary

[ frag-muh n-ter-ee ]
/ ˈfræg mənˌtɛr i /

adjective

consisting of or reduced to fragments; broken; disconnected; incomplete: fragmentary evidence; fragmentary remains.

Origin of fragmentary

First recorded in 1605–15; fragment + -ary

Related forms

frag·men·tar·i·ly, adverbfrag·men·tar·i·ness, noun
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fragmentary

/ (ˈfræɡməntərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

made up of fragments; disconnected; incompleteAlso: fragmental

Derived Forms

fragmentarily, adverbfragmentariness, noun
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