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[ US /ˈfɹæɡmənˌtɛɹi/ ]
[ UK /fɹæɡmˈɛntəɹi/ ]
  1. consisting of small disconnected parts
    fragmentary remains
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How To Use fragmentary In A Sentence

  • All specimens are exuviae, with thin and fragile carapaces and abdomens and fragmentary bodies and appendages.
  • The subtlety of the fragmentary relics of ancient hominid fossil evidence was astonishing.
  • In the absence of commitment from professional and organisational leaders, efforts will be fragmentary and uncoordinated and will have only minor effects.
  • In the same excavations on Temple Hill, Robinson found a second example of a similar Archaic sacrificial calendar incised, boustrophedon, in the epichoric Corinthian alphabet, this time on a fragmentary lead tablet.
  • The presence of cyanite, rutile-titanite, and garnets, and the absence of Lydian stone, and all fragmentary or arenaceous rocks, seem to characterise the formation we describe as primitive. Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America
  • Gomphidius and Chroogomphus species have neither volvas nor skirtlike rings, although most species have a veil when young which leaves a fragmentary ring on the stem of the mushroom as it matures.
  • unsystematic and fragmentary records
  • The beginnings of cable and satellite policy showed the dangers of such a fragmentary approach.
  • But I think it also reflected his sense of the inherent fragmentary nature of life.
  • Inherited verbal or other social responses are fragmentary and trivial.
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