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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Recent Examples on the Web The streamlined Midcentury Modern residence, built in 1964, captures expansive views through walls of segmented windows that line the front and back. Los Angeles Times, "Honey co-founder Ryan Hudson buys sweet digs in Hollywood Hills," 8 May 2020 Female solitary bees create segmented nests for each individual offspring. Lila Westreich, The Conversation, "Spring signals female bees to lay the next generation of pollinators," 1 May 2020 How Inequality Became Big Business, Schwartz catalogs the many ways the U.S. economy has grown more segmented, with the rich leading lives increasingly remote from the rest of society. Kanishk Tharoor, The New Republic, "The Exclusivity Economy," 21 Apr. 2020 Besides coding continuously changing variables, whether sensory inputs or route trajectories, some imaging studies previously suggested that the brain also processes experience as segmented events. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "“Event” Cells in the Brain Help Organize Memory into Meaningful Segments," 13 Apr. 2020 This fly is one feeding trigger after another: a wavy tail, a segmented body, a caterpillar-like bristle of legs. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, "9 Simple Flies for Catching Early-Season Trout," 30 Mar. 2020 The head is a compact black bullet from which emerge long thick spikes of hair, two segmented antennae, and clamp-like mandibles. Daisy Alioto, The New York Review of Books, "Plagues and Pandemics: Further Reading," 27 Mar. 2020 As for security features, Fiest, Copeland and Sheridan elementary schools will receive numerous security improvements like classroom phones, lockdown buttons and segmented classrooms. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair ISD approves renovations for elementary schools based on 2014 and 2019 bond packages," 10 Mar. 2020 This deep-bodied, segmented soft plastic was designed by bass pro Brett Hite to be the perfect trailer for a vibrating jig. Pete Robbins, Field & Stream, "The 20 Best New Fishing Lures of 2020," 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of segmented

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Segmented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 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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