[ 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 .
[ 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"