Segment meaning

sĕgmənt
The definition of a segment is a part of a whole.

An example of a segment is the part of the population that is female in comparison to the entire population as a whole.

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To segment is to divide something up into different parts.

When you are conducting research and you divide your subjects up into two separate groups, this is an example of a situation where you segment the group.

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Any of the parts into which something can be divided.

Segments of the community; a segment of a television program.

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One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion.

A segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf.

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(mathematics) A portion.
  • A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.
  • (geometry) The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter).
  • (topology) Any of the pieces that comprise an order tree.
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A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
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To divide or become divided into segments.
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Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section.
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A phone, or single sound, in the stream of speech.
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To divide into segments.
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A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
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To divide or become divided into segments.
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The portion of a line between any two of its points.
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The region bounded by an arc of a circle and the chord that connects the endpoints of the arc.
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The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
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(1) Any partition, reserved area, partial component or piece of a larger structure. See overlay.
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The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) unit of data transfer between host computers. Segments are used to establish connections, transfer actual data, acknowledge packet receipt and request retransmissions, and terminate connections. See also host, packet, and TCP.
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A length of some object.

A segment of rope.

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(sciences) A portion.
  • (phonology) A consonant or a vowel.
  • (botany) A portion of an organ whose cells are derived from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.
  • (zoology) One of several parts of an organism, with similar structure, arranged in a chain; such as a vertebra, or a third of an insect's thorax.
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(broadcasting) A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic.

The news showed a segment on global warming.

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(computing) An Ethernet bus.
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(computing) A region of memory or a fragment of an executable file designated to contain a particular part of a program.
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(travel) A portion of an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city.
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To divide into segments or sections.

Segment the essay by topic.

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Origin of segment

  • Latin segmentum from secāre to cut sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin segmentum (“a piece cut off, a strip, segment of the earth, a strip of tinsel"), from secare (“to cut").

    From Wiktionary