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segmental

[seg-men-tl]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by segments or segmentation.
  2. Linguistics. noting or pertaining to the discrete elements of sequential speech, as consonants and vowels.
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Origin of segmental

First recorded in 1810–20; segment + -al1
Related formsseg·men·tal·ly, adverbin·ter·seg·men·tal, adjectivemul·ti·seg·men·tal, adjectivenon·seg·men·tal, adjectivenon·seg·men·tal·ly, adverbtrans·seg·men·tal, adjectivetrans·seg·men·tal·ly, adverbun·seg·men·tal, adjectiveun·seg·men·tal·ly, adverb
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segmental

adjective
  1. of, like, or having the form of a segment
  2. divided into segments
  3. linguistics of, relating to, or constituting an isolable speech sound
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Derived Formssegmentally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intersegmental

segmental

adj.

1816, from segment (n.) + -al (1).

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