- noun the process of breaking into pieces
- noun the falling apart or destruction of something
- noun the decision to stop producing some goods or supplies and to buy them in instead
- Deterioration or crumbling caused by oxidation, freezing, or exposure to other elements. The term is often applied to the deleterious effects suffered by exposed concrete.
- Another term for fragmentation. Used by Feenstra (1998).
- To break into smaller entities, or into constituent components.