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segment

[ noun seg-muh nt; verb seg-ment, seg-ment ]
/ noun ˈsɛg mənt; verb ˈsɛg mɛnt, sɛgˈmɛnt /
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noun

verb (used with or without object)

to separate or divide into segments.

Nearby words

seger cone, segesta, seggar, seghers, seghers, anna, segment, segmental, segmental anesthesia, segmental neuritis, segmental neuropathy, segmentalize

Origin of segment

1560–70; < Latin segmentum, equivalent to sec(āre) to cut + -mentum -ment
SYNONYMS FOR segment
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Examples from the Web for segmentary

  • The segmentary bricks are well baked though somewhat brittle, and they were laid in mortar.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology|Percy S. P. Handcock

British Dictionary definitions for segmentary

segment


noun (ˈsɛɡmənt)

maths
  1. a part of a line or curve between two points
  2. 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

verb (sɛɡˈmɛnt)

to cut or divide (a whole object) into segments
Derived Formssegmentary (ˈsɛɡməntərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for segment

C16: from Latin segmentum, from secāre to cut
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

Medicine definitions for segmentary

segment

[ sĕgmənt ]

n.

A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
A part of an organ having independent function, supply, or drainage.
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Science definitions for segmentary

segment

[ sĕgmənt ]

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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