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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. separating something into fine particles;
[syn: atomization, atomisation, fragmentation]

2. the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships;

3. (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk;
- Example: "fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file"

4. the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

fragmentation \fragmentation\ n. the act or process of separating something into small pieces or fine particles. Syn: atomization, atomisation. [WordNet 1.5]