segment

[noun seg-muh nt; verb seg-ment, seg-ment]

noun

verb (used with or without object)

to separate or divide into segments.

Nearby words

  1. seger cone,
  2. segesta,
  3. seggar,
  4. seghers,
  5. seghers, anna,
  6. segmental,
  7. segmental anesthesia,
  8. segmental neuritis,
  9. segmental neuropathy,
  10. segmentalize

Origin of segment

1560–70; < Latin segmentum, equivalent to sec(āre) to cut + -mentum -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for segmented

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

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Word Origin and History for segmented
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Medicine definitions for segmented

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 segmented

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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