Meaning of SEGMENT in English
/seg'ment/ 1. < architecture > A collection of pages in a memory management system.
A separately relocatable section of an executable program. Unix executables have a text segment (executable machine instructions), a data segment (initialised data) and a bss segment (uninitialised data).
3. network segment .
4. To experience a segmentation fault . Confusingly, the stress is often put on the first syllable, like the noun "segment", rather than the second like mainstream verb "segment". This is because it is actually a noun shorthand that has been verbed.
5. A block of memory in a segmented address space .
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FOLDOC computer English dictionary. Английский словарь по компьютерам FOLDOC. 2012