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FRAG'MENT, noun [Latin fragmentum, from frango, to break.]

1. A part broken off; a piece separated from any thing by breaking.

Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing is lost. John 6:12.

2. A part separated from the rest; an imperfect part; as fragments of ancient writings.

3. A small detached portion; as fragments of time.