Meaning of SEGMENT in English

SEGMENT

I. ˈseg-mənt 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 -mən-ˌter-ē adjective

II. ˈseg-ˌment transitive verb

Date: 1859

: to separate into segments : give off as segments

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.