of, relating to, or characterized by segments or segmentation.
Linguistics. noting or pertaining to the discrete elements of sequential speech, as consonants and vowels.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for intersegmental



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



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

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