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fragmentary

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfragmentaryfrag‧ment‧a‧ry /ˈfræɡməntəri $ -teri/ adjective  PIECEconsisting of many different small parts a fragmentary account of the incident
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fragmentaryThe beginnings of cable and satellite policy showed the dangers of such a fragmentary approach.The palaeontologist is like a detective trying to reconstruct a full story from a few fragmentary clues.We also know that the fossil record is fragmentary in the extreme.The whole text has a fragmentary, indefinite quality.Other fragmentary legislation is to be found in recent years, e.g. the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.But I think it also reflected his sense of the inherent fragmentary nature of life.The novel's quest-story takes us into a mosaic of texts, parodies, translations, allusions and fragmentary quotations.I have only a fragmentary recollection of the house where I grew up.
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