Pronunciation: (frag"mun-tā'shun), [key]
1. the act or process of fragmenting; state of being fragmented.
2. the disintegration, collapse, or breakdown of norms of thought, behavior, or social relationship.
3. the pieces of an exploded fragmentation bomb or grenade.
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