Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
    metal sections were used below ground
    finished the final segment of the road
  2. (noun, object) one of the parts into which something naturally divides
  3. (verb, contact) divide into segments
    segment a compound word
  4. (verb, contact) divide or split up

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Segment


Origin of the word Segment

  1. 1570, from L. segmentum "a strip or piece cut off," originally a geometric term, from secare "to cut" (see section), with euphonious alteration of -c- to -g- before -m-. The verb is recorded from 1859. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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