American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of the parts into which something can be divided: segments of the community; a segment of a television program.
- n. Mathematics The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
- n. Mathematics The area bounded by a chord and the arc of a curve subtended by the chord.
- n. Mathematics The portion of a sphere cut off by two parallel planes.
- n. Biology A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
- v. To divide or become divided into segments.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A part cut off or marked as separate from others; one of the parts into which a body naturally divides itself; a section: as, the segments of a calyx; the segments of an orange; the segments of a leaf. Specifically, in zoology and anatomy:
- n. In geometry, a part cut off from any figure by a line or plane. A segment of a circle is a part of the area contained within an arc and its chord, as ACB. The chord is sometimes called the base of the segment. An angle in a segment is the angle contained by two straight lines drawn from any point in its arc to the extremities of its chord or base.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing one part only of a rounded object, as a coronet or wreath: usually a piece less than half of the circle.
- To divide or become divided or split up into segments. In embryology, to undergo segmentation, as an ovum or vitellus. See
- To separate or divide into segments: as, a segmented cell.
- n. An element of a machine, such as a toothed wheel, cam, or pulley, the active surface of which is not a full surface of revolution, but only a segment or part of such surface.
- n. A length of some object.
- n. mathematics A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.
- n. geometry The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter).
- n. topology Any of the pieces that comprise an order tree.
- n. phonology A consonant or a vowel.
- n. broadcasting A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic.
- n. computing An Ethernet bus.
- n. travel A portion of an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city.
- n. botany A portion of an organ whose cells are derive from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.
- n. 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.
- v. To divide into segments or sections.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion
- n. (Geom.) 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.
- n. A piece in the form of sector of a circle, or part of a ring.
- n. A segment gear.
- n. One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
- n. One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.
- v. (Biol.) To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
- v. divide or split up
- v. divide into segments
- n. one of the parts into which something naturally divides
- n. one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
- From Latin segmentum ("a piece cut off, a strip, segment of the earth, a strip of tinsel"), from secare ("to cut"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin segmentum, from secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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