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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But like equally unfashionable BlackBerries and Cosmopolitans, skinny jeans have a determined grip on a segment of the population. Rory Satran, WSJ, 5 June 2021 This broad support for all the ways customers want to use Veeam is a significant change from where Veeam started, focused on the SMB segment with a virtualization specific product. Justin Warren, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The timing couldn't be better for travel industry players hoping to capitalize on this growing segment, with the country gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party in July. CNN, 29 May 2021 The world of contemporary science mostly rewards other things—more big-picture hypothesis-testing, less showing that the distinction a handful of species lies in counting the prickly hairs on a particular segment of leg. Eric Boodman, Wired, 29 May 2021 The Amtrak Cascades route was also adding a second round-trip between Seattle and Eugene starting Monday, and a third round-trip on the Seattle-to-Portland segment will also be added. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 Many private businesses believe they are set to become more resilient in a post-pandemic environment, according Deloitte’s most recent report on the global private company market segment. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 18 May 2021 About 50 trains operate each weekday on the 60-mile segment south of Oceanside. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 May 2021 On this fictional television segment, though, the guests didn't promote their latest films, athletic wins, or music accomplishments. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 23 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Understand the bands that segment your customers and build value propositions that will move customers to higher bands. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 There is a handy tool on the analytics site run by Bart Torvik that allows readers to segment the college basketball season by date. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2021 Ask your sellers the same question as your customers, but then segment their responses by performance, and let the data inform your decisions. Forrester, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 People who work remotely will develop strategies to segment their jobs from their personal lives, and budget their time in ways that leave them less anxious. Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2020 There is also evidence that it is involved in segmenting experience into sequential events. Simon Makin, Scientific American, 13 Apr. 2020 And for dessert: oranges, peeled and segmented and served with yogurt for dipping or cold and candied, after the teachings of Gabrielle Hamilton. Sam Sifton, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2020 In addition to supplying top-line revenue by production, the portal shows information on works used, with customized views to see royalties by production, type of usage, cues, territory, and duration, among other ways of segmenting that information. Ed Christman, Billboard, 18 Feb. 2020 The walls of genre and nationality that keep music contained and segmented are continuing to dissolve from the impact of streaming and social media. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 31 May 2019

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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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8 Jun 2021

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“Segment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/segment. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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segment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of segment

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of the parts into which something can be divided
: a part of a circle formed by drawing a straight line between two points on the circle
: a part of a straight line between two points

segment

verb

English Language Learners Definition of segment (Entry 2 of 2)

: to divide (something) into parts

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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