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frag·ment

(frag'ment),
A small part broken from a larger entity.

fragment

[frag′mənt]
Etymology: L, frangere, to break
one of the small pieces into which a larger entity has been broken.

frag·ment

(frag'mĕnt)
A small part broken from a larger entity.

frag·ment

(frag'mĕnt)
A small part broken from a larger entity.

fragment,

n a broken or disconnected part of a larger whole, such as a tooth or root.

Patient discussion about fragment

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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The basic task of moving data from one location to another on the server shows that a fragmented disk has a major negative impact on the file copy.
Lastly, the original fragmented file has its disk space de-allocated, but only after successful completion of the prior cycles.
Paradoxically, if the rocky body hurtling toward our planet is fragmented rather than solid, it would be harder to deter.
While DISKEEPER defragments already fragmented files, FRAG GUARD works to consolidate files while they are being written.
As most system managers will tell you, fragmented files impede system performance and reduce production time.
These utilities have shown users that even fairly new systems can be severely fragmented.
Many Fragmentation Analysis Utility users have already found that, even with a seemingly small percentage of fragmented files, frequently accessed files could be in hundreds of pieces.
Throughput gains of two-to-one and higher have been reported after defragmenting highly fragmented NTFS volumes (based on reports from user sites approximately one month after DISKEEPER began shipping).
I can physically see and `feel' the difference between a totally fragmented drive and a 100 percent defragmented drive.
The utility will automatically generate reports showing the number of fragmented files on the system, which files are the most fragmented, what the state of fragmentation is on each disk, and how fragmented the free space is.