seg·​ment·​ed | \ ˈseg-ˌmen-təd How to pronounce segmented (audio) , seg-ˈ \

Definition of segmented

: divided into or composed of segments or sections segmented worms

Examples of segmented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The poop is often granular-looking, segmented, tube-shaped, and 2 to 3 inches long. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "11 Kinds of Animal Poop Hunters Should Know," 13 Jan. 2020 Pushing those plans back and making them more segmented—first a headset and then glasses to follow—shows a longer-term commitment to a technology that really hasn’t had its killer app moment, despite claims to the contrary from us. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Is Entering the AR Fray," 11 Nov. 2019 An airline’s in-flight entertainment seems best indulged in carefully segmented chunks of time. Walter Nicklin, Washington Post, "He was dreading his 13-hour flight. So he asked experts for some tips.," 6 Nov. 2019 The most important cybersecurity practices require the constant vigilance of segmented and inventoried networks and data. Fortune, "To Protect Against Cyber Attacks, Companies Need to Address Data Manipulation. Here’s How," 23 Sep. 2019 On the first floor is a massive parlor, decorated in Scandinavian chic and segmented into intimate spaces with furniture groupings and a fireplace wall. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Eleven33 Apartments bring city-style amenities to Oak Park," 14 Sep. 2019 Both are highly segmented societies that have undergone painful sectarian civil wars. Bessma Momani, Time, "A New Arab Spring Is Unfolding in Iraq and Lebanon. But Things Could Get Bloody If Iran Gets Its Way," 7 Nov. 2019 An obvious assignment would be to put Yilingia in Annelida, a group that includes many segmented worms. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Before life exploded in the Cambrian, there were worms," 4 Sep. 2019 Under a microscope, Bourbon virus is a shape-shifter, sometimes long and filamentous, sometimes a sphere studded with spiky proteins, encapsulating a string of segmented genetic code. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "The Meat-Allergy Tick Also Carries a Mystery Killer Virus," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of segmented

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Segmented.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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seg·​ment·​ed | \ ˈseg-ˌment-əd, seg-ˈ How to pronounce segmented (audio) \

Medical Definition of segmented

1 : having or made up of segments
2 : being a cell in which the nucleus is divided into lobes connected by a fine filament segmented neutrophils

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