Translation of fragment in Spanish:


fragmento, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfræɡmənt//ˈfraɡm(ə)nt/


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    (broken piece)
    fragmento masculine
    trozo masculine
    • Even today visitors can scour the area and come up with fragments of dinosaur eggshell or fossilized bone shards of Protoceratops.
    • It was there that rescue workers combed the debris with rakes, painstakingly searching for the tiniest fragments of human remains.
    • These images help your dentist to see if there are any broken roots under the gum, or fragments of tooth stuck in your lip or tongue.
    • The Museum contains a collection of over 2000 meteorite fragments found all over the world.
    • A break came in 2003 when a team returned to the hill and recovered several fragments of teeth and bone.
    • He added more coins to the handkerchief and started a separate pile containing of fragments of the jug.
    • Excavations revealed a large concrete and brick foundation with a number of fragments of old laboratory equipment.
    • Detectives also found about 130 fragments of steel shrapnel lying around the blast scene.
    • Every fact is valuable, like a fragment of pottery to an archaeologist.
    • The only other known Ice Age figurative art in Britain consists of a few engravings on fragments of animal bone, also found at Creswell Crags.
    • No findings of any archaeological significance have been made to date, except some fragments of broken pottery and glass.
    • She threw it in to the garbage pile where the broken fragments of the instruments had been piled together.
    • After a fracture, the broken fragments of bone usually separate to some degree.
    • Analysis of fragments of virus from preserved lung tissue samples suggest that it jumped to the human population from pigs.
    • Scattered all about it there are fragments of broken shells to tell the tale of careful hunting.
    • I noted how its curved edges were constructed from broken fragments of tiles.
    • In support of the inside explosion theory the insurers rely in particular on the fact that no large fragments of plating were found in the engine room.
    • Besides ruins of wooden buildings, archeologists have found fragments of ceramic pottery.
  • 2

    (small part)
    fragmento masculine
    • In her scrolls, fragments of words are combined with fragments of images, so that the idea of a single reading or truth is scorned.
    • I think they are likely to lead to conflicts between fragments and fractions within ruling corporate elites.
    • I asked him how he managed to evoke such realism in his neolithic and bronze age settings even down to fragments of lost languages.
    • I'd given them the pieces, the fragments of knowledge, and they'd put them together to build that.
    • Then you notice, down at the bottom and off to the side, a fragment of a temporary wooden fence, broken and collapsing.
    • Remember: what you see here is a tiny fragment of people's lives, the portion they choose to share, and it's often very different to the full picture.
    • Open-ended narratives are pieced together from fragments of description and overheard conversations.
    • Perhaps it's best that we only remember fragments; the full story would be too much to live with every day.
    • From the many fragments that remain of her poetry, I have chosen those that best reflect something of this beauty.
    • He just kept shivering and muttering incoherent fragments of distorted English.
    • Most of the costumes are fragments rather then complete outfits.
    • It was composed of remnants, fragments, collages, woven together delicately with words.
    • I like fragments of writing and particularly enjoyed this piece.
    • Back in Texas's room, she and Katie were trying to piece together the fragments of the night before.
    • Diagrams of spheres and collaged textural elements are part of a surface crowded with fragments.
    • Participants will be given fragments of a message as they move on the grid according to pre-generated patterns.
    • The arguments of both are based on the fragment of an ancient text, preserved by accident in a remote province.
    • There, I just shared a fragment of my unfortunate life in front of strangers.
    • They're my particular way of writing my autobiography, the fragments of my day which make up an impression of my state of mind in a particular place.
    • She's still trying to piece together the fragments of other people's memories.

intransitive verb

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    (rock/china/glass) hacerse añicos
    (glass/china/rock) hacerse pedazos
    (glass/china/rock) romperse
    (society/group/political party) fragmentarse
    • Television still has a fragmenting nature about it in Canada due to bilingualism and more recently in specialty channels which cater to our multicultural population.
    • Other issues included a lack of tendering and contract law and fragmented control of projects.
    • Regarding the long term scheme, she warned of the danger of fragmenting the site which could be ‘a disadvantage to any overall vision’.
    • Roads are a major force in fragmenting the habitats of plants and animals.
    • The fact that air traffic control is fragmented is resulting in flight delays all over Europe.
    • At worst, they could exacerbate it: by further fragmenting England's teaching workforce and by promoting low professional expectations.
    • It's fragmenting, the new technologies are changing how information is handled the pace is relentless, and allegations of bias are political weapons.
    • In a society that seems to be fragmenting even as we watch, the kind of community spirit you find in clubs like this is priceless.
    • TV still grabs the largest share of budgets but, as more homes turn multi-channel, TV audiences are fragmenting and marketers are seeking other ways to reach them.
    • However, the highly fragmented nature of the industry will cap the prices that operators can charge.
    • What impression can voters have of a party that is fragmenting and apparently collapsing?
    • What this beast of crime is doing to us is further fragmenting the fabric of our society.
    • And there is no documentary evidence that we will improve the quality of Government by fragmenting it and scattering it across the countryside, he said.
    • In an age where media is fragmenting, becoming more specialised, a station with as broad a remit and geographic reach as Radio Scotland increasingly looks like an anachronism.
    • Well probably not by itself, but it is part of a change in media consumption that we need to keep an eye on, because the media environment and the way that people can consume media is fragmenting rapidly.
    • As the money-hungry youngsters fight to claim an early inheritance, Penelope embarks on a journey of peace and order to save the family that is fragmenting about her.
    • Charles' great empire collapsed steadily, fragmenting into dozens of pieces.
    • Rather than fragmenting the book, however, these somewhat chronological chapters are passages, giving definition for and direction to the migration.
    • When each failed to win control of the central state, the locus of conflict shifted to major strategic resources such as cities and ports, fragmenting the clan alliances.
    • Following Hammurabi's death in 1750 B.C., the old pattern emerged once again of Mesopotamian empires fragmenting after the passing of their founders.

transitive verb

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    (glass/rock/china) hacer añicos
    (rock/glass/china) hacer pedazos
    (political party/society) fragmentar