Definition of fragment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈfræɡmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfræɡmənt//
 
a small part of something that has broken off or comes from something larger Police found fragments of glass near the scene. The shattered vase lay in fragments on the floor. I overheard a fragment of their conversation. She could recall only fragments of his poetry. a few tiny fragments of glass
Word Origin late Middle English: from French, or from Latin fragmentum, from frangere ‘to break’.
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