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1. Of or relating to segments.
2. Divided or organized into segments.
3. Architecture Of or being an arch in the form of a circular arc of less than 180 degrees.

seg·men′tal·ly adv.


1. of, like, or having the form of a segment
2. divided into segments
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics of, relating to, or constituting an isolable speech sound
segˈmentally adv


(sɛgˈmɛn tl)

1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by segments or segmentation.
2. noting or pertaining to the discrete elements of sequential speech, as consonants and vowels.
seg•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.segmental - divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds
linguistics - the scientific study of language
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
2.segmental - having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsterssegmental - having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
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An armadillo homolog protein in silkworm has been found to be localized in a segmentally reiterated striped pattern, in conformity with its predicted segment polarity nature (Dhawan and Gopinathan, 2004).
Malignancy was detected in 94% of segmentally distributed lesions, 89% of clustered ring enhanced lesions and 67% of clustered enhanced lesions.
The segmentally isotope-labeled [beta] subunit included additional residues, Gly-Gly-Gly-Thr-Gly, at the ligation site.
Therefore, the knowledge is segmentally organised since the knowledge gained in one context may not be relevant to another.
2012); accent is any speech pattern that segmentally or suprasegmentally diverges from that of the listener's speech.
Three of them were globally sclerotic and two were segmentally sclerotic.
This even becomes segmentally very transparent in morphological derivations of these stems, in cases like desnudo 'naked [poetic]', dolorido 'consumed by sorrow', etc.
Segmentally erected box girder bridges are widely used in order to achieve economy and to obtain high longitudinal and torsional stiffness (Trivedi, 2014; Kwak and Seo, 2002; and 2004).
Segmentally arranged basaloid follicular hamartomas with osseous, dental and cerebral anomalies: a distinct syndrome.
The pre-cast segmentally lined tunnel will span from Surrey on the south side of the river, and Maquabeak Park in Coquitlam on the north side of the river.