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 To reap the rewards that this demographic can bring, creating a segmented and tailored approach is vital. Karl Moore, Forbes, "Who Are The Non-HNWI Luxury Consumers?," 9 Apr. 2021 According to Lovato, the double title of the album reflects its segmented nature — the opening songs deal with Lovato’s feelings during her overdose, while the closing songs reflect her recovery and future. Charu Sinha, Vulture, "Demi Lovato Drops Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over," 2 Apr. 2021 Water bears, also known as Tardigrades, are tiny, segmented animals that range just over a millimeter long whose normal habitat is temporary ponds and droplets of water in soil and on moist plants, says the space agency. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, "Provocative New Neil DeGrasse Tyson Book Highlights Little-Known Cosmic Tidbits," 18 Mar. 2021 Seven segmented hinge points make the life jacket flexible, mobile, and comfortable. Outdoor Life, "Stay Comfortable and Safe on the Water with the Best Fishing Life Vest," 16 Mar. 2021 But the country’s famously segmented health system is largely at the starting line in its response to Long Covid, with strained resources focused on patients suffering from acute infections. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "The Forever Disease: How Covid-19 Became a Chronic Condition," 2 Feb. 2021 The design lab put support beams across the ceiling to free up space, instead of having segmented areas. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "This $6M Rancho Santa Fe mansion comes with a hidden speakeasy," 24 Dec. 2020 What other reaction could there be to a tiny creature with a segmented body of plates, five eyes on mushroom-like stalks, and a proboscis ending in a kind of claw? Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Exquisite Creatures That Once Roamed the Earth," 10 Dec. 2020 Both reticles offer the same segmented circle surrounding a center aiming point and offer a very fast, bright red dot for use up close, while also allowing for a high-degree of precision as distances increase, or smaller targets present themselves. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, "The Best Aftermarket Modifications to Make to Your AR-15," 19 Nov. 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 5 May. 2021.

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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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