Meaning of SEGMENT in English


I. seg ‧ ment 1 /ˈseɡmənt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: segmentum , from secare 'to cut' ]

1 . a part of something that is different from or affected differently from the whole in some way

segment of

segments of the population

2 .

a part of a fruit, flower, or insect that it naturally divides into:

Decorate with orange segments.

3 . technical the part of a circle that is separated from the rest of the circle when you draw a straight line across it

4 . technical the part of a line or of a length of something between two points

segment of

segments of DNA

II. seg ‧ ment 2 /seɡˈment/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]

to divide something into parts that are different from each other

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