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1 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" [syn: section]
2 one of the parts into which something naturally divides; "a segment of an orange"


1 divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word" [syn: section]
2 divide or split up; "The cells segmented"

User Contributed Dictionary

see Segment


Pronunciation 1



  1. a length of some object: a segment of rope
  2. A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.
  3. Informally, an area of a circle resulting from cuting off from the rest of the circle by a secant or a chord.
  4. a part of a television program
    The news showed a segment on global warming.
  5. an Ethernet bus
length of some object
line segment in geometry
circular segment

Pronunciation 2



en-verb segment
  1. to divide into segments or sections
    Segment the essay by topic.
to divide into segments or sections

Crimean Tatar


segmentum - cutting < root *seg/*sec cut (see also section).


  1. segment



Extensive Definition

Segment may mean:
Computing Geometry
  • Line segment, part of a line that is bounded by two end points
  • Circular segment, the area which is "cut off" from the rest of the circle by a secant or a chord
segment in German: Segment
segment in French: Segment
segment in Korean: 세그먼트
segment in Japanese: セグメント
segment in Polish: Segment
segment in Russian: Сегмент

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