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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun segment has 2 senses

Verb segment has 2 senses


segmentn. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See Saw a cutting instrument.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring; as, the segment of a sectional fly wheel or flywheel rim.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.  [1913 Webster]
Segment gear, a piece for receiving or communicating reciprocating motion from or to a cogwheel, consisting of a sector of a circular gear, or ring, having cogs on the periphery, or face. -- Segment of a line, the part of a line contained between two points on it. -- Segment of a sphere, the part of a sphere cut off by a plane, or included between two parallel planes. -- Ventral segment. (Acoustics) See Loor, n., 5.
segmentv. i. 
     To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.  [1913 Webster]


segment, n. & v.
1 each of several parts into which a thing is or can be divided or marked off.
2 Geom. a part of a figure cut off by a line or plane intersecting it, esp.: a the part of a circle enclosed between an arc and a chord. b the part of a line included between two points. c the part of a sphere cut off by any plane not passing through the centre.
3 the smallest distinct part of a spoken utterance.
4 Zool. each of the longitudinal sections of the body of certain animals (e.g. worms).
--v. usu.
1 intr. & tr. divide into segments.
2 intr. Biol. (of a cell) undergo cleavage or divide into many cells.

segmental adj. segmentalize v.tr. (also -ise). segmentalization n. segmentally adv. segmentary adj. segmentation n.
L segmentum f. secare cut



adjunct, affiliation, air line, allotment, allowance, analyze, anatomize, apportion, assay, axis, beeline, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, body, branch, break down, break up, budget, categorize, chord, chunk, church, cleave, commission, communion, community, component, contingent, cross section, cut, cut up, deal, denomination, destiny, detachment, detail, diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix, dissect, district, divide, divide up, dividend, division, divvy, divvy up, dole, edge, element, end, equal share, faction, fate, fellowship, fraction, fragment, great-circle course, group, half, halver, helping, installment, interest, isolate, item, joint, length, lot, measure, meed, member, mess, modicum, moiety, normal, offshoot, order, organization, parcel, parcel out, part, particular, partition, party, percentage, perpendicular, persuasion, piece, portion, proportion, quadrant, quantum, quarter, quota, radius, radius vector, rake-off, random sample, ration, reduce, reduce to elements, religious order, remainder, resolve, right line, sample, sampling, schism, school, secant, seclude, sect, sectarism, section, sector, separate, set off, share, shortcut, side, slice, small share, society, split, split up, stake, stock, straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch, straightaway, streamline, subdivide, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, tangent, transversal, variety, vector, version, wedge, zone




N part, portion, dose, item, particular, aught, any, division, ward, subdivision, section, chapter, clause, count, paragraph, verse, article, passage, sector, segment, fraction, fragment, cantle, frustum, detachment, parcel, piece, lump, bit cut, cutting, chip, chunk, collop, slice, scale, lamina, small part, morsel, particle, installment, dividend, share, debris, odds and ends, oddments, detritus, excerpta, member, limb, lobe, lobule, arm, wing, scion, branch, bough, joint, link, offshoot, ramification, twig, bush, spray, sprig, runner, leaf, leaflet, stump, component part, sarmentum, compartment, department, county, fractional, fragmentary, sectional, aliquot, divided, in compartments, multifid, disconnected, partial, partly, in part, partially, piecemeal, part by part, by by installments, by snatches, by inches, by driblets, bit by bit, inch by inch, foot by foot, drop by drop, in detail, in lots.


N information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge, publicity, data, communication, intimation, notice, notification, enunciation, annunciation, announcement, communiqu_e, representation, round robin, presentment, case, estimate, specification, report, advice, monition, news, return, account, statement, mention, acquainting, instruction, outpouring, intercommunication, communicativeness, informant, authority, teller, intelligencer, reporter, exponent, mouthpiece, informer, eavesdropper, delator, detective, sleuth, mouchard, spy, newsmonger, messenger, amicus curiae, valet de place, cicerone, pilot, guide, guidebook, handbook, vade mecum, manual, map, plan, chart, gazetteer, itinerary, hint, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, cue, byplay, gesture, gentle hint, broad hint, verbum sapienti, a word to the wise, insinuation, information theory, bit, byte, word, doubleword, quad word, paragraph, segment, magnetic media, paper medium, optical media, random access memory, RAM, read-only memory, ROM, write once read mostly memory, WORM, informed, communique, reported, published, expressive, explicit plain spoken, (artless), nuncupative, nuncupatory, declaratory, expository, enunciative, communicative, communicatory, from information received, a little bird told me, I heard it through the grapevine.

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