verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of fragment
Synonyms for fragment
Examples from the Web for fragmenting
Contemporary Examples of fragmenting
The country is fragmenting along economic, ethnic, and cultural lines.It’s Time for Obama to Heed McChrystal’s Call for the ‘Service Year’
June 23, 2014
Such solidarity turns a fragmenting problem into a potentially common thing.Green Politics Has to Get More Radical, Because Anything Less Is Impractical
April 26, 2014
Historical Examples of fragmenting
Europe is fragmenting into micro-nations while unifying its economies.After the Rain
verb (fræɡˈmɛnt) Also US: fragmentize (ˈfræɡmənˌtaɪz)
Word Origin for fragment
early 15c., from Latin fragmentum "a fragment, remnant," literally "a piece broken off," from root of frangere "to break" (see fraction).
by 1788 (implied in fragmented), from fragment (n.). Related: Fragmenting.