What does the word fragment mean?

Usage examples for fragment

  1. The fragment of the Greek Empire known in the history of the Middle Ages as the Empire of Trebizond was the creation of accident. – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  2. Lucy, who had, in truth, heard but a small fragment of the story,- just so much of it as Lydia had learned from the discreet Amelia, who herself had but a very hazy idea of the facts,- did not quite know how much of the tale, as it was now told to her, might be true and how much false. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. It was a mere fragment that had been spared by the flame, but Armand knew every word of the letter by heart. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy