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

(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

(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

(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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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

noun the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
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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

[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

[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

[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

[programming] In computer programming, fragmentation is when a combination of software and hardware do not provide a consistent, top-level experience for the vast majority of its user-base. The cause is when a finite combination of both software and hardware is made available to consumers. The cause of fragmentation can vary. Hardware devel...
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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

[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

[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

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

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

Process of breaking a packet into smaller units when transmitting over a network medium that cannot support a packet of the original size. See also reassembly.
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Fragmentation

Separation into different parts, or preventing their integration, or detaching one or more parts fro
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fragmentation

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

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

the separation of something into pieces or particles
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