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segment

seg·ment

 (sĕg′mənt)
n.
1. Any of the parts into which something can be divided: segments of the community; a segment of a television program.
2. Mathematics
a. The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
b. The area bounded by a chord and the arc of a curve subtended by the chord.
c. The portion of a sphere cut off by two parallel planes.
3. Biology A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
tr. & intr.v. (sĕg-mĕnt′) seg·ment·ed, seg·ment·ing, seg·ments
To divide or become divided into segments.

[Latin segmentum, from secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

seg′men·tar′y (-mən-tĕr′ē) adj.

segment

n
1. (Mathematics) maths
a. a part of a line or curve between two points
b. a part of a plane or solid figure cut off by an intersecting line, plane, or planes, esp one between a chord and an arc of a circle
2. one of several parts or sections into which an object is divided; portion
3. (Zoology) zoology any of the parts into which the body or appendages of an annelid or arthropod are divided
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics a speech sound considered in isolation
vb
to cut or divide (a whole object) into segments
[C16: from Latin segmentum, from secāre to cut]
segmentary adj

seg•ment

(n. ˈsɛg mənt; v. ˈsɛg mɛnt, sɛgˈmɛnt)

n.
1. one of the parts into which something is divided; a division, portion, or section.
2. Geom.
a. a part cut off from a figure, esp. a circular or spherical one, by a line or plane.
b. a finite section of a line.
3. an object, as a machine part, having the form of a segment or sector of a circle.
v.t., v.i.
4. to separate or divide into segments.
[1560–70; < Latin segmentum=sec(āre) to cut + -mentum -ment]
seg′men•tar`y (-mənˌtɛr i) adj.
seg′men•tate`, adj.

seg·ment

(sĕg′mənt)
1. The portion of a line between any two of its points.
2. The region bounded by an arc of a circle and the chord that connects the endpoints of the arc.
3. The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.

segment


Past participle: segmented
Gerund: segmenting

Imperative
segment
segment
Present
I segment
you segment
he/she/it segments
we segment
you segment
they segment
Preterite
I segmented
you segmented
he/she/it segmented
we segmented
you segmented
they segmented
Present Continuous
I am segmenting
you are segmenting
he/she/it is segmenting
we are segmenting
you are segmenting
they are segmenting
Present Perfect
I have segmented
you have segmented
he/she/it has segmented
we have segmented
you have segmented
they have segmented
Past Continuous
I was segmenting
you were segmenting
he/she/it was segmenting
we were segmenting
you were segmenting
they were segmenting
Past Perfect
I had segmented
you had segmented
he/she/it had segmented
we had segmented
you had segmented
they had segmented
Future
I will segment
you will segment
he/she/it will segment
we will segment
you will segment
they will segment
Future Perfect
I will have segmented
you will have segmented
he/she/it will have segmented
we will have segmented
you will have segmented
they will have segmented
Future Continuous
I will be segmenting
you will be segmenting
he/she/it will be segmenting
we will be segmenting
you will be segmenting
they will be segmenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been segmenting
you have been segmenting
he/she/it has been segmenting
we have been segmenting
you have been segmenting
they have been segmenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been segmenting
you will have been segmenting
he/she/it will have been segmenting
we will have been segmenting
you will have been segmenting
they will have been segmenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been segmenting
you had been segmenting
he/she/it had been segmenting
we had been segmenting
you had been segmenting
they had been segmenting
Conditional
I would segment
you would segment
he/she/it would segment
we would segment
you would segment
they would segment
Past Conditional
I would have segmented
you would have segmented
he/she/it would have segmented
we would have segmented
you would have segmented
they would have segmented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.segment - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole objectsegment - 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"
whole, unit - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
dado - the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
leaf - hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
length - a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
straightaway, straight - a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
subsection, subdivision - a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
2.segment - one of the parts into which something naturally divides; "a segment of an orange"
metamere, somite - one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally
sarcomere - one of the segments into which a myofibril is divided
section - a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange"
part, piece - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
internode - a segment of a stem between two nodes
Verb1.segment - divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
segment - divide or split up; "The cells segmented"
syllabicate, syllabify, syllabise, syllabize - divide into syllables; "syllabify the words"
quarter - divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
2.segment - divide or split up; "The cells segmented"
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
section, segment - divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"

segment

noun
1. section, part, piece, division, element, slice, portion, wedge, compartment, subdivision the poorer segments of society
2. section, bit, slice, portion, lump, chunk, wedge, slab, hunk I handed out segments of orange at half-time.
verb
1. divide, split, break up, split up, divide up, subdivide As clubs get more organised they'll segment their squads.

segment

noun
1. One of the parts into which something is divided:
2. A part severed from a whole:
3. A particular subdivision of a written work:
verb
To make a division into parts, sections, or branches:
Translations
قِطاع من دائِرَهقِطْعَه
částdílsegment
cirkeludsnitdelsegment
partur, hlutisneiî
atkarpasudarytas iš segmentų
daivadaļasegments
segment
daire parçasıdilimparça

segment

A. N [ˈsegmənt] (gen) → segmento m; [of citrus fruit] → gajo m (Geom) [of circle] → segmento m
B. [segˈment] VT [+ circle, society, journey, market] → segmentar; [+ citrus fruit] → desgajar, separar en gajos
C. [segˈment] VIsegmentarse

segment

[ˈsɛgmənt] n
(gen) (= part) → segment m
[orange, lemon] → quartier m
(GEOMETRY) [circle] → segment m
(COMMERCE) [market] → segment m

segment

nTeil m; (of worm)Glied nt, → Segment nt; (of orange)Stück nt, → Rippe f, → Schnitz m (dial); (of circle)Abschnitt m, → Segment nt
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segment

[n ˈsɛgmənt; vb ˌsɛgˈmɛnt]
1. n (section) → parte f; (of orange) → spicchio (Geom) → segmento circolare
line segment (Geom) → segmento
2. vtsegmentare

segment

(ˈsegmənt) noun
1. a part or section. He divided the orange into segments.
2. a part of eg a circle cut off by a straight line.
segmented (segˈmentid) , ((American) ˈsegmentid) adjective
divided into segments. An insect has a segmented body.

seg·ment

n. segmento, porción, sección.

segment

n segmento
References in classic literature ?
A circle of a few hundred feet in circumference was drawn, and each of the party took a segment for his portion.
In the front gable, under the impending brow of the second story, and contiguous to the street, was a shop-door, divided horizontally in the midst, and with a window for its upper segment, such as is often seen in dwellings of a somewhat ancient date.
Some authors, indeed, do far more than this, and indulge themselves in such confidential depths of revelation as could fittingly be addressed only and exclusively to the one heart and mind of perfect sympathy; as if the printed book, thrown at large on the wide world, were certain to find out the divided segment of the writer's own nature, and complete his circle of existence by bringing him into communion with it.
Some were thickly set with glittering teeth resembling ivory saws; others were tufted with knots of human hair; and one was sickle-shaped, with a vast handle sweeping round like the segment made in the new-mown grass by a long-armed mower.
Zoned by those letters you saw the likeness of three Andes' summits; from one a flame; a tower on another; on the third a crowing cock; while arching over all was a segment of the partitioned zodiac, the signs all marked with their usual cabalistics, and the keystone sun entering the equinoctial point at Libra.
Richard appeared in the air, describing the segment of a circle, of which the reins were the radii, and landed, at the distance of some fifteen feet, in that snow-bank which the horses had dreaded, right end uppermost.
The form of the ridge was a segment of a circle, with the higher points inland to the west.
Even had I been able to wrench away the bars, it would have availed me nothing, since the aperture formed the segment of a circle whose chord was but a very few inches long.
Slowly and in the midst of this most solemn silence the minutes sped away, and while they sped the full moon passed deeper and deeper into the shadow of the earth, as the inky segment of its circle slid in awful majesty across the lunar craters.
18) This and the following fragment segment are meant to be read together.
It is a volcano cone thrust up out of deep sea, with a segment of the crater wall broken out.
Strong lines radiated in a vertical plane from a common centre, where the insect had its station; but only two of the rays were connected by a symmetrical mesh-work; so that the net, instead of being, as is generally the case, circular, consisted of a wedge-shaped segment.