Definition of Segment

1. Noun. One of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object. "Finished the final segment of the road"

Exact synonyms: Section
Group relationships: Unit, Whole
Specialized synonyms: Bend, Curve, Dado, Leaf, Length, Straight, Straightaway, Subdivision, Subsection
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
Derivative terms: Section

2. Verb. Divide into segments. "Segment a compound word"
Exact synonyms: Section
Generic synonyms: Divide, Part, Separate
Specialized synonyms: Syllabicate, Syllabify, Syllabise, Syllabize, Quarter
Derivative terms: Section, Section, Section, Section, Segmentation

3. Noun. One of the parts into which something naturally divides. "A segment of an orange"
Specialized synonyms: Metamere, Somite, Sarcomere, Section, Internode
Generic synonyms: Part, Piece

4. Verb. Divide or split up. "The cells segmented"
Generic synonyms: Divide, Part, Separate
Related verbs: Section

Definition of Segment

1. n. One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf.

2. v. i. To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.

Definition of Segment

1. Noun. A length of some object. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them. ¹

3. Noun. (geometry) The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter). ¹

4. Noun. (topology) Any of the pieces that comprise an order tree. ¹

5. Noun. (phonology) A consonant or a vowel. ¹

6. Noun. (broadcasting) A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) An Ethernet bus. ¹

8. Noun. (travel) A portion of an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city. ¹

9. Noun. (botany) A portion of an organ whose cells are derive from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed. ¹

10. Noun. (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. ¹

11. Verb. To divide into segments or sections. ¹

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Definition of Segment

1. to divide into sections [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Segment

1. A portion of a larger body or structure, set off by natural or arbitrarily established boundaries. Origin: L. Segmentum = a piece cut off This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Segment

segawa's dystonia
segment (current term)
segment long spacing
segment polarity gene
segmenta hepatis
segmenta lienis
segmenta medullae spinalis
segmenta medullae spinalis cervicalia
segmenta medullae spinalis coccygea
segmenta medullae spinalis lumbaria
segmenta medullae spinalis sacralia
segmenta medullae spinalis thoracica
segmenta renalia

Literary usage of Segment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"Every segment of M' which is greater than $/, is such that there exists no corresponding similar segment of M; but every segment of M' which is less than Si ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"Second basal segment three fourths as broad as long; provided with a tubercle ... First segment of the outer ramus is as broad as long and has a ridge ..."

3. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"Heron proves (Metrica I. 27-29, 32) that, if ADB be a segment of a circle, ... In addition to these three formulae for S, the area of a segment, ..."

4. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"In such cases the true second abdominal segment is termed the first. b. THE SCLERITES OF A THORACIC segment The parts of the thorax most generally ..."

5. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"EISENIA c, Clitellum begins mostly behind segment 24 3. ... US ft, Gizzard occupies but 1 segment; clitellum reaches at most to segment 27 4. ..."

6. A Compendium of Mechanics: Or, Text Book for Engineers, Mill-wrights by Robert Brunton (1825)
"Divide the height of the segment by the vertical axis of the ellipse, ... 12, the circular segment having the above quotient for its versed sine; ..."

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