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EnglishEdit

 
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A line segment.
 
A geometric segment, lower right.
 
A display composed of seven segments, the dot doesn't count.

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

noun
verb
  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɛɡˈmɛnt/
  • (US) enPR: sĕgʹmĕnt, sĕg-mĕntʹ, IPA(key): /ˈsɛɡmɛnt/, /sɛɡˈmɛnt/

NounEdit

segment (plural segments)

  1. A length of some object.
    a segment of rope
  2. 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
    • 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, “The Evolution of Eyeglasses”, in American Scientist:
      The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, [] . Scribes, illuminators, and scholars held such stones directly over manuscript pages as an aid in seeing what was being written, drawn, or read.
  3. (mathematics) A portion.
    1. A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.
    2. (geometry) The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter).
    3. (topology) Any of the pieces that constitute an order tree.
  4. (sciences) A portion.
    1. (phonology) A discrete unit of speech: a consonant or a vowel.
    2. (botany) A portion of an organ whose cells are derived from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.
      • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 5
        In Lejeuneaceae vegetative branches normally originate from the basiscopic basal portion of a lateral segment half, as in the Radulaceae, and the associated leaves, therefore, are quite unmodified.
    3. (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.
  5. (broadcasting) A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic.
    The news showed a segment on global warming.
  6. (computing) An Ethernet bus.
  7. (computing) A region of memory or a fragment of an executable file designated to contain a particular part of a program.
  8. (travel) A portion of an itinerary: it may be a flight or train between two cities, or a car or hotel booked in a particular city.

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segment (third-person singular simple present segments, present participle segmenting, simple past and past participle segmented)

  1. To divide into segments or sections.
    Segment the essay by topic.

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NounEdit

segment m (plural segments)

  1. segment

Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin segmentum (cutting), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut)

NounEdit

segment

  1. segment

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ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

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NounEdit

segment m (plural segments)

  1. segment (all senses)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sěɡment/
  • Hyphenation: seg‧ment

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sègment m (Cyrillic spelling сѐгмент)

  1. segment

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin segmentum (cutting), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɡment/
  • Hyphenation: seg‧ment

NounEdit

segment m (genitive singular segmentu, nominative plural segmenty, genitive plural segmentov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. segment

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Further readingEdit

  • segment in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk