Meaning of SEGMENT in English
[ 'sɛgm(ə)nt ]
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.
C16: from L. ~um , from secare 'to cut'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004