Meaning of SEGMENT in English

SEGMENT

[ 'sɛgm(ə)nt ]

■ noun

1》 each of the parts into which something is or may be divided.

2》 Geometry a part of a circle cut off by a chord, or a part of a sphere cut off by a plane not passing through the centre.

3》 Phonetics the smallest distinct part of a spoken utterance, especially with regard to vowel and consonant sounds.

4》 Zoology each of a series of similar anatomical units of which the body and appendages of some animals are composed.

■ verb usu. sɛg'mɛnt

1》 divide into ~s.

2》 Embryology (of a cell) undergo cleavage.

Derivatives

~ary adjective

~ation noun

~ed adjective

Origin

C16: from L. ~um , from secare 'to cut'.

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