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fragmentary

adjective frag·men·tary \ˈfrag-mən-ˌter-ē\

: made up of parts or pieces : made up of fragments

Full Definition of FRAGMENTARY

:  consisting of fragments :  incomplete <fragmentary evidence> <a fragmentary account>
frag·men·tari·ly \ˌfrag-mən-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb
frag·men·tari·ness \-ˌter-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of FRAGMENTARY

  1. discovering fragmentary remains of primitive animals
  2. <the historical record of this pharaoh's life and reign is fragmentary at best>

First Known Use of FRAGMENTARY

1611

Rhymes with FRAGMENTARY

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