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fragment

frag·ment

fragment

 
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: fraeg mnt
definition: a broken off or incomplete part.
a fragment of glassa fragment of a song
synonyms:
bit, part, piece, scrap, section, snatch, snippet
similar words:
chip, crumb, fraction, morsel, nub, particle, rag, remnant, shard, shiver, shred, sliver, snip, splinter
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: fraeg ment
inflections: fragmented, fragmenting, fragments
definition: to break or shatter into pieces; disintegrate.
synonyms:
break, fraction, shatter
similar words:
splinter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: fraeg ment
definition: to break or shatter (something) into pieces.
synonyms:
break, fraction, shatter
similar words:
section, splinter
Word Parts
The word fragment contains the following parts:
fract, frag Latin root that means break
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.