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

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The aircraft can also release its entire load on one target or disperse it in up to eight segmented drops. Chris Clarke, Popular Mechanics, "What It Feels Like to Fly a Firefighting 747," 12 Aug. 2016 Drink makers face heavy pressure in Japan to generate sales in a mature and highly segmented market. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Clear Beer? Don’t Judge a Drink by Its Color," 29 Aug. 2018 Telfar had just brought in the black denim, segmented with orange topstitching, from his factory in China. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "Telfar Takes Over London’s Serpentine Gallery," 13 Aug. 2018 Cutworms Cutworms are fat, 1-inch-long, gray or black segmented larvae most active at night. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The 10 Most Destructive Garden Insects and How to Get Rid of Them," 10 July 2018 The couple hired Oakland architectural firm Tierney Conner to transform the dark, segmented interior into simple, clean, open spaces with white walls and modern furniture—for about $500,000. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "Bought That Run-down Old House? Time for an Extreme Makeover," 19 July 2018 Drazan believes the Latin music industry is segmented, offering regional Mexican and Latin urban sounds from the mainstream side, and a diverse, direct-to-consumer independent avenue that’s becoming increasingly financially viable. Jessica Lipsky, Billboard, "Latin Women Take The Reins: Insights From the Latin Alternative Music Conference," 13 July 2018 For instance, the telescope’s 21-foot-wide segmented mirror is so large that it must be folded up for launch like a piece of origami paper, then carefully unfurled in space. Karen Kaplan,, "If NASA can overcome human error and other problems, its James Webb Space Telescope may finally launch in 2021," 27 June 2018 The lesbian community, Grahn said, has become more segmented, and most of the places where her generation gathered — the bookstores, bars and cafes — no longer exist. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lesbian archive preserves a time when the Bay Area changed radically," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of segmented

1854, in the meaning defined above

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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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