A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.
- A small part broken off or detached.
- An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit: overheard fragments of their conversation; extant fragments of an old manuscript.
- Grammar A sentence fragment.
- To break or separate (something) into fragments.
- To become broken into fragments: After the election, the coalition fragmented.