What does segment mean?

Definitions for segmentˈsɛg mənt; ˈsɛg mɛnt, sɛgˈmɛnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word segment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. section, segment(noun)

    one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

    "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"

  2. segment(verb)

    one of the parts into which something naturally divides

    "a segment of an orange"

  3. segment, section(verb)

    divide into segments

    "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"

  4. segment(verb)

    divide or split up

    "The cells segmented"


  1. segment(Noun)

    A length of some object.

    a segment of rope

  2. segment(Noun)

    A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.

  3. segment(Noun)

    The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter).

  4. segment(Noun)

    Any of the pieces that comprise an order tree.

  5. segment(Noun)

    A consonant or a vowel.

  6. segment(Noun)

    A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic.

    The news showed a segment on global warming.

  7. segment(Noun)

    An Ethernet bus.

  8. segment(Noun)

    A portion of an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city.

  9. segment(Noun)

    A portion of an organ whose cells are derive from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.

  10. segment(Verb)

    To divide into segments or sections.

    Segment the essay by topic.

  11. segment(Noun)

    One of several parts of an organism, with similar structure, arranged in a chain; such as a vertebra, or a third of an insect's thorax.

  12. Origin: From segmentum, from secare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Segment(noun)

    one of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf

  2. Segment(noun)

    a part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration

  3. Segment(noun)

    a piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring; as, the segment of a sectional fly wheel or flywheel rim

  4. Segment(noun)

    a segment gear

  5. Segment(noun)

    one of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation

  6. Segment(noun)

    one of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome

  7. Segment(verb)

    to divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum

  8. Origin: [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See Saw a cutting instrument.]


  1. Segment

    In linguistics, the term segment is "any discrete unit that can be identified, either physically or auditorily, in the stream of speech".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Segment

    seg′ment, n. a part cut off: a portion: (geom.) the part of a circle cut off by a straight line: the part of a sphere cut off by a plane: a section: one of the parts into which a body naturally divides itself: (her.) a bearing representing one part only of a rounded object.—v.t. and v.i. to divide or become divided.—adj. Segmen′tal, being a segment: in embryology, noting the rudimental venal organs.—adv. Segmen′tally.—adjs. Seg′mentary, Seg′mentate.—n. Segmentā′tion, the act of cutting into segments.—adj. Segmen′ted.—ns. Seg′ment-gear, a gear extending over an arc only of a circle, providing a reciprocating motion; Seg′ment-rack, a rack having a cogged surface; Seg′ment-saw, a circular saw used for cutting veneers; Seg′ment-shell, a modern form of projectile for artillery. [L. segmentumsecāre, to cut.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. segment

    To experience a segmentation fault. Confusingly, this is often pronounced more like the noun ‘segment’ than like mainstream v. segment; this is because it is actually a noun shorthand that has been verbed.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'segment' in Nouns Frequency: #2286


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of segment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of segment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Randy Tinseth:

    Anything that you look at in that market segment to increase the range of that airplane, I think it would come with small returns.

  2. George Steiner:

    Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.

  3. Gary Haller:

    We want to produce students who are leaders in every segment of our society, whether you like the military or not, it is a big segment of our society.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible And indescribably as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, A segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.

  5. Peter Hotez:

    There's been a gradual rise in the economies of all nations ... but it's leaving behind a bottom segment of society, and that bottom segment of society is who gets the neglected tropical diseases.

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