segmental

[ seg-men-tl ]
/ sɛgˈmɛn tl /

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by segments or segmentation.
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

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British Dictionary definitions for segmental

segmental
/ (sɛɡˈmɛntəl) /

adjective

of, like, or having the form of a segment
divided into segments
linguistics of, relating to, or constituting an isolable speech sound

Derived forms of segmental

segmentally, adverb
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