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Dictionary Definition

fragmentation

Noun

1 separating something into fine particles [syn: atomization, atomisation]
2 the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
3 (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk; "fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file"
4 the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

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English

Noun

  1. The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration.
  2. The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter.
  3. The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas of a disk.
  4. The breaking up of a data packet when larger than the transmission unit of a network.

Translations

The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration
  • Finnish: sirpaloituminen
  • German: Fragmentierung, Zersplitterung, Zertrümmerung
The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter.
  • German: Fragmentierung, Zersplitterung
The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas of a disk
The breaking up of a data packet when larger than the transmission unit of a network
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French

Noun

fragmentation

Extensive Definition

Fragmentation may refer to:

In biology

Other

fragmentation in German: Fragmentierung
fragmentation in French: Fragmentation
fragmentation in Polish: Fragmentacja
fragmentation in Simple English: Fragmentation
fragmentation in Slovak: Fragmentácia
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