Definition of fragmentation in English:

fragmentation

noun

mass noun
  • 1The process or state of breaking or being broken into fragments.

    ‘the fragmentation of society into a collection of interest groups’
    • ‘Poetry forged a common identity, overcoming this fragmentation to provide the basis for a homogeneous memory.’
    • ‘The process of fragmentation and diversification has continued and, indeed, intensified.’
    • ‘The future is already potentially present in the shape of the blind spots and contradictions of the present - in its silences and exclusions, its conflicts and fragmentations.’
    • ‘In these artists' hands, images of those individuals who walk the city on a daily basis are processed through filters and fragmentations into unrecognizable subjects.’
    • ‘What is certain is that the ostrich-like behaviour of Europe's policy elite hastens the fragmentation process.’
    • ‘In 1991 the process of fragmentation there was more rapid and more complete than in the south.’
    • ‘To my mind it is certainly correct that the government-imposed fragmentations are the cause of our current problems.’
    • ‘Policymakers are increasingly worried about social fragmentation within local communities.’
    • ‘These collisions result in subsequent fragmentation and product ions that are a direct consequence of dissociation of the precursor ion.’
    • ‘Fragmentation of government implies fragmentation of policy processes.’
    • ‘Two important trends within the process of religious fragmentation in Mexico have to be emphasized.’
    • ‘Despite these fragmentations, the songs are consistent and consistently listenable.’
    • ‘While some of these conflicts and fragmentations were of an ideological and administrative nature, most of them were really the result of personal animosity among the clergy.’
    • ‘In cubism, geometrical forms and fragmentations are favored.’
    • ‘The policy process indicated that fragmentation of the labour market was well advanced.’
    • ‘The fragmentation among progressive groups has, in turn, fragmented our message.’
    • ‘The most significant threats include habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation.’
    • ‘Many of these problems seem to stem from fragmentation of electoral law and processes.’
    • ‘English and German are built on fragmentations of many dialects.’
    • ‘Recent population numbers have declined most often due to habitat fragmentation and loss.’
    breaking, breakage, cracking, cleavage, rupture, shattering, splintering, splitting, separation, bursting, disintegration
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    1. 1.1Computing The storing of a file in several separate areas of memory scattered throughout a hard disk.
      • ‘Any data that is written to the drive after it is optimized will contribute to fragmentation of the drive.’
      • ‘As for why the other drive is becoming fragmented, something must be causing the fragmentation.’
      • ‘In addition to data fragmentation, there is the issue of data completeness and quality.’
      • ‘Similar to a disk defragmenter, Registry Compactor analyzes the Registry and checks for fragmentation.’
      • ‘Disk fragmentation is a normal occurrence that happens over time as you edit and save files.’

Pronunciation

fragmentation

/fraɡmɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/