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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: fragmentum, from frangere 'to break'

fragment

1 noun
     
frag‧ment1 W3 [countable]
a small piece of something that has broken off or that comes from something larger:
glass fragments
fragment of
fragments of broken pottery

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