Fragmentation

The scattering of parts of the same disk file over different areas of the disk. It slows disk access.

Fragmentation

Broken up into smaller pieces.

fragmentation

[n] - the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships 2. [n] - (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk 3. [n] - the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
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Fragmentation

A technique employed in wireless LANs to break larger network packets into smaller units, for transmission over the wireless network. Fragmentation can reduce both the probabilty and the adverse effects of wireless packet corruption, and thereby improve overall wireless network performance. The 802.11 fragmentation threshold must be set correctly b...
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Fragmentation

(NETWORK GLOSSARY) The process of breaking a packet into smaller units when transmitting over a network medium that cannot support the original size of the packet.
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Fragmentation

The process by which the available space on a disk drive gets split up into small sections due to the storing and erasing of files. See Defragmentation.
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Fragmentation

The storage of a file in different sections of memory or the hard drive. This decreases the speed that it can be accessed at, slowing the system down.
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fragmentation

The breaking of an entity into smaller parts. ... Synonym: spallation. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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fragmentation

noun the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
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fragmentation

(frag″mәn-ta´shәn) division into small pieces.
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fragmentation

(from the article `fungus`) ...a single individual gives rise to a genetic duplicate of the progenitor without a genetic contribution from another individual. Perhaps the ... ...or ephyra matures in turn and separates from the end of the strobilus. A few metazoan (multicellular) species regularly undergo a body division ... [2 relate...
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Fragmentation

The splitting of production processes into separate parts that can be done in different locations, including in different countries. One of many terms for the same phenomenon, this particular one (which I seem to favor) originated with Jones and Kierzkowski (1990).
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Fragmentation

A team applied to the practice of splitting an installation`s work force into several small bargaining units rather than striving for a limited number of larger units. This can have the effect of whipsawing management. See whipsawing.
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Fragmentation

[chemistry] Fragmentation is a type of chemical dissociation. Fragmentation of a molecule can take place by a process of heterolysis or homolysis. It is a phenomenon used in mass spectrometry to find the structural formula of a molecule through mass spectrum analysis, process called structural elucidation. It can occur in the ion source (in...
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fragmentation

Type: Term Pronunciation: frag′men-tā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The breaking of an entity into smaller parts. Synonyms: spallation1
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fragmentation

the process by which habitats are increasingly subdivided into smaller units, resulting in their increased insularity as well as in losses of total habitat area. See also edge effect, allee effect.
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Fragmentation

[economics] In economics, fragmentation means organization of production in which different stages of production are divided among different suppliers that are located in different countries. Now products traded between firms in different countries are components instead of final products. Final products may be sold to outside the region in...
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Fragmentation

[music] In music composition, fragmentation is the use of fragments or the `division of a musical idea (gesture, motive, theme, etc.) into segments.` It is used in tonal and atonal music, and is a common method of localized development and closure. Fragmentation is related to Arnold Schoenberg`s concept of liquidation, a common compositiona...
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Fragmentation

[sociology] In urban sociology, fragmentation refers to the absence or the underdevelopment of connections between the society and the groupings of some members of that society on the lines of a common culture, nationality, race, language, occupation, religion, income level, or other common interests. This gap between the concerned group an...
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Fragmentation

[cell biology] In cell biology,ways in which fragmentation is useful for a cell: DNA cloning and apoptosis. DNA cloning is important in asexual reproduction or creation of identical DNA molecules, and can be performed spontaneously by the cell or intentionally by laboratory researchers. Apoptosis is the programmed destruction of cells, and ...
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Fragmentation

[weaponry] Fragmentation is the process by which the casing of an artillery shell, bomb, grenade, etc. is shattered by the detonation of the explosive filler. The correct technical terminology of these pieces is `fragmentation` (sometimes shortened to frag) - although `shards` or `splinters` can be used for non-preformed fragments. Preforme...
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Fragmentation

[computing] In computer storage, fragmentation is a phenomenon in which storage space is used inefficiently, reducing capacity or performance and often both. The exact consequences of fragmentation depend on the specific system of storage allocation in use and the particular form of fragmentation. In many cases, fragmentation leads to stora...
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Fragmentation

[reproduction] Fragmentation or clonal fragmentation in multicellular or colonial organisms is a form of asexual reproduction or cloning in which an organism is split into fragments. Each of these fragments develop into mature, fully grown individuals that are clones of the original organism. The splitting may or may not be intentional – ...
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Fragmentation

The process of reducing size and connectivity of stands that compose a forest.
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Fragmentation

(of habitat) When a large region of habitat is broken down, or fragmented, into a collection of smaller patches of habitat.
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