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Definition: fragment

(1) In networking, one piece of a data packet that has been broken into smaller pieces in order to accommodate the maximum transmission unit (MTU) size of a network. See IP fragmentation.

(2) In a disk file system, a part of a file that is located elsewhere on the disk (not contiguous with the rest of the file). See fragmentation.

(3) In computer graphics, a pixel that has been transformed from its original state and is ready to update the frame buffer. See fragment processor.