fragmentation etymology

English word fragmentation comes from English fragment, English -ation

Detailed word origin of fragmentation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fragment English (eng) (intransitive) To break apart.. (transitive) To cause to be broken into pieces.. (transitive, computing) To break up and disperse (a file) into non-contiguous areas of a disk. (computing) An incomplete portion of code.. (grammar) A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.. A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part, either physically or not.
-ation English (eng) A state or quality. An action or process. The result of an action or process.
fragmentation English (eng) (computing) The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas of a disk.. (computing) The breaking up of a data packet when larger than the transmission unit of a network.. The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration.. The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter.

Words with the same origin as fragmentation

Descendants of -ation
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