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frag·ment

fragment

 
 
pronunciation:
fraeg mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a broken-off or incomplete part.
Mike cut his foot on a fragment of glass.She remembered only a fragment of the song.
synonyms:
bit, part, piece, scrap, section, snatch
similar words:
chip, crumb, fraction, morsel, particle, shred, sliver, snip, splinter
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The word fragment contains the following parts:
fract, frag Latin root that means break
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-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.