one of the parts into which something naturally separates or is divided; a division, portion, or section: a segment of an orange.
a part cut off from a figure, especially a circular or spherical one, by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area contained by an arc and its chord or by two parallel lines or planes.
Also called line segment. a finite section of a line.
any of the rings that compose the body of an annelid or arthropod.
any of the discrete parts of the body of an animal, especially of an arthropod.
an object, as a machine part, having the form of a segment or sector of a circle.
a portion of a program, often one that can be loaded and executed independently of other portions.
a unit of data in a database.
an arclike support on which the typebars of a typewriter rest when not in use.
to separate or divide into segments.
- seg·men·tar·y [seg-muhn-ter-ee], /ˈsɛg mənˌtɛr i/, adjective
- seg·men·tate, adjective
- in·ter·seg·ment, noun, adjective
- mul·ti·seg·ment, adjective
- mul·ti·seg·ment·ed, adjective
- non·seg·men·tar·y, adjective
- non·seg·ment·ed, adjective
- un·seg·men·tar·y, adjective
- un·seg·ment·ed, adjective
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How to use segment in a sentence
The right part is all about capturing your business value with an in-depth look at customer segments and relationships, value proposition, channels and revenue streams.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s) | Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Streaming services often show different ads to different viewers because the ads can be targeted to specific audience segments, especially when sold programmatically.
The Times has priced its contextual targeting tools on a par with its audience-based products, with the exception of some in-demand narrow segments like C-suite execs, so marketers can target campaigns based on how suited to the objective it is.‘Supercharging contextual’: Publishers eye potential for contextual ad revenue growth | Lucinda Southern | September 3, 2020 | Digiday
Simultaneously, this is also the segment of the population with the lowest voter turnout.Old Navy will pay employees to work at voting polls on Election Day | Rachel King | September 1, 2020 | Fortune
I did a little segment at the end of the show called “Final Thoughts,” which I do to this day.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 31, 2020 | Ozy
But taking such action puts them at odds with the most powerful and best-organized segment of their coalition.
Earlier in the segment, host Chuck Todd had asked him if he understood and acknowledged that black people have a fear of police.
The rapper will.i.am was one such panelist, forced upon Gregory for an excruciatingly awkward roundtable segment.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown | Lloyd Grove | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And then there was the segment of the media that actively cheered it all on.The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame | Michael Tomasky | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And besides, the studies that do enjoy widespread media circulation focus on a very narrow segment of the LGBT community: gay men.
The exhaust-valve is exactly as when it was put in, worked by a rack-and-tooth segment.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The book-lungs openings are found on the ventral surface of the first abdominal segment, as is also the epigynum.
Each segment of the abdomen has a group of tubercles on a side above the spiracles.
Then the line became the segment of a circle bending in shore.The Beach of Dreams | H. De Vere Stacpoole
“There is but a segment,” she said, sitting back upon the hassock again.Hunters Out of Space | Joseph Everidge Kelleam
British Dictionary definitions for segment
a part of a line or curve between two points
a part of a plane or solid figure cut off by an intersecting line, plane, or planes, esp one between a chord and an arc of a circle
one of several parts or sections into which an object is divided; portion
zoology any of the parts into which the body or appendages of an annelid or arthropod are divided
linguistics a speech sound considered in isolation
to cut or divide (a whole object) into segments
- segmentary (ˈsɛɡməntərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for segment
The portion of a line between any two of its points.
The region bounded by an arc of a circle and the chord that connects the endpoints of the arc.
The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
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