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segment

seg·ment

segment

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: seg mnt
definition 1: one of the parts into which something is or can be separated.
a segment of grapefruitthe religious segment of the population
synonyms:
division, part, piece, portion, section
similar words:
length
definition 2: in geometry, a portion of a line bounded by two endpoints, or a part of a geometrical figure separated by a line or plane.
definition 3: one of the many distinct and similar divisions of the body of an animal such as an earthworm.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
pronunciation: seg ment [or] seg ment
inflections: segmented, segmenting, segments
definition: to separate or cause to be separated into segments.
The students segmented worms in biology class.The issue segmented the congregation into those who were for and those who were against.
synonyms:
section
similar words:
fraction
derivation: segmentary (adj.)