Segment Definition

sĕgmənt
segmented, segmenting, segments
noun
segments
Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section.
Webster's New World
Any of the parts into which something can be divided.
Segments of the community; a segment of a television program.
American Heritage
A part of a figure, esp. of a circle or sphere, marked off or made separate by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area bounded by an arc and its chord.
Webster's New World
Any of the finite sections of a line.
Webster's New World
The portion of a sphere cut off by two parallel planes.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
whole
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verb
segmented, segmenting, segments
To divide or become divided into segments.
American Heritage
To divide into segments.
Webster's New World
other

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.

Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Segment

Noun

Singular:
segment
Plural:
segments

Origin of Segment

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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