segment

noun
seg·​ment | \ ˈseg-mənt How to pronounce segment (audio) \

Definition of segment

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a portion cut off from a geometric figure by one or more points, lines, or planes: such as
a : the area of a circle bounded by a chord and an arc of that circle
b : the part of a sphere cut off by a plane or included between two parallel planes
c : the finite part of a line between two points in the line
2a : a separate piece of something : bit, fragment chop the stalks into short segments
b : one of the constituent parts into which a body, entity, or quantity is divided or marked off by or as if by natural boundaries all segments of the population agree

segment

verb
seg·​ment | \ ˈseg-ˌment How to pronounce segment (audio) \
segmented; segmenting; segments

Definition of segment (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to separate into segments : give off as segments

Other Words from segment

Noun

segmentary \ ˈseg-​mən-​ˌter-​ē How to pronounce segment (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for segment

Synonyms: Noun

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Noun

part, portion, piece, member, division, section, segment, fragment mean something less than the whole. part is a general term appropriate when indefiniteness is required. they ran only part of the way portion implies an assigned or allotted part. cut the pie into six portions piece applies to a separate or detached part of a whole. a puzzle with 500 pieces member suggests one of the functional units composing a body. a structural member division applies to a large or diversified part. the manufacturing division of the company section applies to a relatively small or uniform part. the entertainment section of the newspaper segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage. the retired segment of the population fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off. only a fragment of the play still exists

Examples of segment in a Sentence

Noun The railroad track is divided into segments. I think I lost one segment of this model kit. Verb Market researchers have segmented the population into different age groups.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As one information point, MSC SC -8.6% MSCI -2%I has indicated that sustainability is their fastest growing business segment. Carrie Mccabe, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Before hosting his next segment sporting the flyest ‘fit, Conceited spoke with Billboard about the pressures of both hosting and battle rapping. Darlene Aderoju, Billboard, 18 May 2022 The German industrial company said second-quarter profit was affected by about €600 million, or $630.9 million, due to impairments and other charges related to Russia, mainly at its mobility segment. WSJ, 12 May 2022 The company said that Pipistrel would be the first member of its new eAviation business segment. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 10 May 2022 Swedish Match in March paused plans to spin off and list its US cigar business, its second-biggest segment after snus. Reuters, CNN, 10 May 2022 Claims processed in the company’s biggest business, its pharmacy benefits management segment, also climbed nearly 6 percent compared to last year’s quarter, which had a weaker cough, cold and flu season. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2022 Claims processed in the company’s biggest business, its pharmacy benefits management segment, also climbed nearly 6% compared to last year’s quarter, which had a weaker cough, cold and flu season. Tom Murphy, ajc, 4 May 2022 Rodgers ended his segment on McAfee’s show sharing his optimism for the new-look Packers without Adams. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Marketing teams can segment customers through a list of criteria. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 13 May 2022 The problem is that current solutions don’t operate on mobile devices and require accurate models to recognize and segment the parts. Yanzhi Wang, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 Educators also are careful to segment out age-appropriate texts for elementary, middle and high school libraries, librarians say, relying on the professional reviews and websites such as Common Sense Media. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2022 And of course, Santa is using the latest technology to segment his customers into his two traditional groups: Naughty or Nice. Richard Howells, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Never known for cheap products, even Apple AAPL -1.17% has to segment its customer base. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2022 According to the Aberdeen Group, firms that invest in predictive analytics are almost twice as likely to segment their audiences and target their campaigns successfully. Wendy Gonzalez, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 For example, in the past, hospitals would segment their medical device network to isolate it from the rest of the systems that need access to it. James Carder, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 This can segment incoming customer inquiries, meaning those who require a quick response can be urgently catered to, to minimize dissatisfaction. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of segment

Noun

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for segment

Noun

Latin segmentum, from secare to cut — more at saw

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The first known use of segment was in 1570

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More Definitions for segment

segment

noun
seg·​ment | \ ˈseg-mənt How to pronounce segment (audio) \

Kids Definition of segment

1 : any of the parts into which a thing is divided or naturally separates
2 : a part cut off from a figure (as a circle) by means of a line or plane
3 : a part of a straight line included between two points

segment

noun
seg·​ment | \ ˈseg-mənt How to pronounce segment (audio) \

Medical Definition of segment

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of the constituent parts into which a body, entity, or quantity is divided or marked off by or as if by natural boundaries bronchopulmonary segments the affected segment of the colon was resected

segment

transitive verb
seg·​ment | \ ˈseg-ˌment How to pronounce segment (audio) \

Medical Definition of segment (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to cause to undergo segmentation by division or multiplication of cells
2 : to separate into segments

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