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  1. seg·ment
  2. noun

    • 1. each of the parts into which something is or may be divided:

      a large segment of the local population orange segments the market for private cars can be broken down into several segments
    • 2. a portion of time allocated to a particular broadcast item on radio or television:

      they probably want to tape you for the eleven o'clock segment Hammond and the others were filming a segment for his program
    • 3. a part of a figure cut off by a line or plane intersecting it.

    • 4. the part of a circle enclosed between an arc and a chord.

    • 5. the part of a line included between two points.

    • 6. the part of a sphere cut off by any plane not passing through the center.

    • 7. each of the series of similar anatomical units of which the body and appendages of some animals are composed, such as the visible rings of an earthworm's body.

    • 8. the smallest distinct part of a spoken utterance, in particular the vowels and consonants as opposed to stress and intonation.

    verb

    • 1. divide (something) into separate parts or sections:

      the unemployed are segmented into two groups
    • 2. divide into separate parts or sections:

      the market is beginning to segment into a number of well-defined categories
    • 3. (of a cell) undergo cleavage; divide into many cells.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: segment, plural noun: segments

    • noun

      each of the parts into which something is or may be divided:

      a portion of time allocated to a particular broadcast item on radio or television:

    • verb

      divide (something) into separate parts or sections:

      divide into separate parts or sections:

    • adjective

      consisting of or divided into segments:

      (of an animal's body or appendage) formed of a longitudinal series of similar parts:

    • adjective

      consisting of or divided into segments:

      (of an animal's body or appendage) formed of a longitudinal series of similar parts:

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