fragmentation has definitions from the field of computer science
[ noun ] separating something into fine particles

Used in print

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

Thus the image of man has suffered complete fragmentation in personal and spiritual qualities , and complete objectification in sub-human and quasi mechanistic powers .

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division break_up

[ noun ] the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships

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decomposition break_up

[ noun ] (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"

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storage computer_science

[ noun ] the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

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explosion break_up