Definitions for segmentˈsɛg mənt; ˈsɛg mɛnt, sɛgˈmɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

seg•mentˈsɛg mənt; ˈsɛg mɛnt, sɛgˈmɛnt(n.; v.)

  1. one of the parts into which something is divided; a division, portion, or section.

  2. Geom. a part cut off from a figure, esp. a circular or spherical one, by a line or plane. a finite section of a line.

    Category: Math

  3. an object, as a machine part, having the form of a segment or sector of a circle.

  4. (v.i.)to separate or divide into segments.

Origin of segment:

1560–70; < L segmentum=sec(āre) to cut +-mentum -ment

seg′men•tate`(adj.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. segment(noun)ˈsɛg mənt; v. ˈsɛg mɛnt, sɛgˈmɛnt

    one part of sth that has several parts

    Insect legs have several segments.; an orange segment

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  1. Segment

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

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


Translations for segment

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

segment(noun)

a part or section

He divided the orange into segments.

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