Scarp vs Fragment - What's the difference?

scarp | fragment |


As nouns the difference between scarp and fragment

is that scarp is the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet while fragment is fragment.

As a verb scarp

is (earth science|geography|transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment.

scarp

English

Noun

(wikipedia scarp) (en noun)
  • the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet
  • (geology) a cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion; the steeper side of an escarpment
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
  • Sweating under the sun, we scale the barren eastern scarp of the Great Rift Valley (Area B), edging carefully around controversial, razor-wired Israeli settlements (Area C).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (earth science, geography, transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment
  • to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock
    From scarped cliff and quarried stone. — Tennyson.
    Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain. — Emerson.

    Anagrams

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    fragment

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.
  • (grammar) A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.
  • (computing)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To break apart.
  • To cause to be broken into pieces.
  • Synonyms

    * fragmentize

    Derived terms

    * fragmentation