Meaning of SEGMENT in English



Pronunciation: ' seg-m ə nt

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin segmentum, from secare to cut ― more at SAW

Date: 1570

1 : a portion cut off from a geometric figure by one or more points, lines, or planes: 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

2 a : a separate piece of something : BIT , FRAGMENT <chop the stalks into short segment s > 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 segment s of the population agree>

synonyms see PART

– seg · men · tary \ -m ə n- ˌ ter- ē \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.