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seg·men·tal

 (sĕg-mĕn′tl)
adj.
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.

segmental

(sɛɡˈmɛntəl)
adj
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

seg•men•tal

(sɛgˈmɛn tl)

adj.
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.
[1810–20]
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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s (2002a, b) meta-analysis, which examined the factor structure of existing, sometimes theoretically segmentalized, competitiveness measures at the subscale level, our emerging four-factor structure was examined at the item-level.
This imposed lack of interdependence, coupled with the maintenance of a rarefied state vernacular largely unintelligible to the masses and the institutionalized localisms of millet organization, ensured that the citizenry remained segmentalized and unable to decentralize mercantile power or organize extensive networks of cultural unity.
who] are not segmentalized into roles and statuses but confront one another rather in the manner of Martin Buber's 'I and Thou'" (131-32).