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microsegment

[ mahy-kruh-seg-muhnt ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌsɛg mənt /
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noun

a stretch of speech preceded and followed but not interrupted by juncture.

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Origin of microsegment

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + segment
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