from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of the parts into which something can be divided.
- noun The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
- noun The area bounded by a chord and the arc of a curve subtended by the chord.
- noun The portion of a sphere cut off by two parallel planes.
- noun Biology A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
- transitive & intransitive verb To divide or become divided into segments.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- To divide or become divided or split up into segments.
- To separate or divide into segments: as, a segmented cell.
- noun 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.
- noun In geometry, a part cut off from any figure by a line or plane.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb (Biol.) To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
- noun One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion
- noun (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.
- noun A piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring.
- noun A segment gear.
- noun One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
- noun One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.
- noun 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.
- noun the part of a line contained between two points on it.
- noun the part of a sphere cut off by a plane, or included between two parallel planes.
- noun (Acoustics) See
Loor, n., 5.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
lengthof some object.
- noun mathematics A straight
pathbetween two pointsthat is the shortest distancebetween them.
- noun geometry The part of a circle between its
circumferenceand a chord(usually other than the diameter).
- noun topology Any of the pieces that comprise an
- noun phonology A
consonantor a vowel.
- noun broadcasting A part of a
broadcast program, devoted to a topic.
- noun computing An
- noun travel A
portionof an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city.
- noun botany A portion of an
organwhose cellsare derive from a single cell within the primordiumfrom which the organ developed.
- 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.
- verb To divide into segments or
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb divide or split up
- verb divide into segments
- noun one of the parts into which something naturally divides
- noun one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin segmentum, from secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Latin segmentum ("a piece cut off, a strip, segment of the earth, a strip of tinsel"), from secare ("to cut").
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