fragmentary fragmentary  /f ˈræɡ mən ˌtɛ ri/


  • (adj) consisting of small disconnected parts


  1. Plenty of archaeological sites date back that far, or nearly so, but scientists have found only about 50 skeletons of such antiquity, most of them fragmentary.
  2. Alexandria Rising Vast fragmentary figures retrieved from the Mediterranean seabed reveal the richness of a nearly-forgotten city of the ancient world.
  3. The yellow contains her fragmentary attempts at new fiction.


  • Violin Reintroduces GridIron Storage Appliance

    Violin has reintroduced what appears to be the GridIron OneAppliance TurboCharger Storage Appliance, renamed the “Maestro Memory Appliance”, developed originally by GridIron, which Violin purchased in January, writes Wikibon CTO David Floyer. However, Violin’s description is so fragmentary, possibly because … Continue reading ?
    on September 23, 2013     Source: SiliconANGLE


  1. "It was in this period up to the law of 1995, marked by an explosion of financial needs and the inefficacy of the existing fragmentary rules, that the so-called party funding scandals took place. They concerned all parties - left as well as...
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: Jacques Chirac Source: BBC News

  2. "You can use the fragmentary nature of filmmaking hugely to your advantage with inexperienced people," explained Danny Boyle, director of "Slumdog Millionaire." "You get a freshness with them that more than compensates for any technicalities...
    on Dec 13, 2008 By: Danny Boyle Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Anonymous blog comments, vapid video pranks, and lightweight mashups may seem trivial and harmless, but as a whole, this widespread practice of fragmentary, impersonal communication has demeaned interpersonal interaction," writes Lanier, whose...
    on May 26, 2010 By: Jaron Lanier Source:

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