fragmental vs fragmentary what difference

what is difference between fragmental and fragmentary

English

Etymology

fragment +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛntəl

Adjective

fragmental (not comparable)

  1. (geology) consisting of fragments

Noun

fragmental (plural fragmentals)

  1. (geology) A fragmentary rock.


English

Etymology

fragment +‎ -ary

Adjective

fragmentary (comparative more fragmentary, superlative most fragmentary)

  1. Consisting of fragments; disconnected; scattered.
    Fragmentary evidence suggests that he died in a foreign country.
  2. (geology) Composed of the fragments of other rocks.

Derived terms

  • fragmentarily
  • fragmentariness
  • multifragmentary

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