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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun segment:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb segment:

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Definition of the noun segment

What does segment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: segments

  1. one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
    • example: finished the final segment of the road
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of segment: section
    • more generic words: part / portion = something less than the whole of a human artifact
    • more specific words:
      • curve / bend = curved segment
      • dado = the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
      • leaf = hinged or detachable flat section
      • length = a section of something that is long and narrow
      • straightaway / straight = a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
      • subdivision / subsection = a section of a section; a part of a part
    • part of: unit / whole = an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
  2. one of the parts into which something naturally divides
    • example: a segment of an orange
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: part / piece = a portion of a natural object
    • more specific words:
      • metamere / somite = one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally
      • sarcomere = one of the segments into which a myofibril is divided
      • section = a segment of a citrus fruit
      • internode = a segment of a stem between two nodes

Alternative definition of the noun segment


  1. A length of some object.
  2. [mathematics] A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.
  3. [geometry] The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter).
  4. [topology] Any of the pieces that comprise an order tree.
  5. [phonology] A consonant or a vowel.
  6. A part of a television program, devoted to a topic.
  7. [computing] An Ethernet bus.
  8. [travel] A portion of an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city.
  9. [botany] A portion of an organ whose cells are derive from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.
  10. [zoology] One of several parts of an organism, with similar structure, arranged in a chain; such as a vertebra, or a third of an insect's thorax.

Definition of the verb segment

What does segment mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: segmented | segmenting | segments

  1. divide into segments
  2. divide or split up
    • example: The cells segmented
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: divide / part / separate = come apart


Segment is a record label.


"Segment" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. Segment: In linguistics, the term segment is "any discrete unit that can be identified, either physically or auditorily, in the stream of speech".
  2. Segment: A segment of handwriting is a piece of the pen-tip trajectory between two defined segmentation points. If the occurrence of a minimum in the absolute velocity is used as a heuristic for segmentation, the pen-tip trajectory can be subdivided into segments corresponding to ballistic strokes.
  3. Segment: The name of the segment this actor performed in.
  4. The segment in which this music was played.
  5. The segment of a TV episode that this person appeared in.

Phrases with Segment

  1. Line segment
  2. Circle Segment
  3. Circular segment

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Segment

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Geometry (2004)

by Denise Szecsei

A line segment refers to the two chop-off points A and B and all the points on AB between them. The points A and B are called the...

Google previewHardware Implementation of Intelligent Systems (2001)

by Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, L. C. Jain, Abraham Kandel

A temporal segment is a subgraph of the given computational model of the behavior. Every synthesized temporal segment is allowed to utilize all the resources in the RC. In order to execute the design, the RC is configured to execute each ...

Google previewAn Examination Manual in Plane Geometry (1896)

by George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill

A Segment is the portion of a circle bounded by an arc and the chord joining its ends. 73. A Sector is the portion of a circle bounded by two radii and the included arc. 74. A Quadrant is a sector whose radii are perpendicular to each other. 75.

Google previewTechnology and Reality (2012)

by J.K. Feibleman

The mesocosmic segment is the world of our ordinary experience as disclosed to our unaided senses. The microcosmic segment, with its various sublevels, is the one studied by nuclear physicists, physical chemists and molecular biologists.

Google previewPractical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology (2012)

Tips and Tricks by Thach N. Nguyen, Dayi Hu, Shao Liang Chen, Moo-Hyun Kim, Shigeru Saito, Cindy L. Grines, C. Michael Gibson, Steven R. Bailey

On many occasions, only after unsuccessful advancement of balloons and stents across the proximal segment is the severity of the lesions and tortuosity of the proximal segment of the LCX appreciated. If properly taken, the AP caudal or LAO ...

Google previewThe orange juice business (2012)

A Brazilian perspective by Marcos Fava Neves, Vinicius Gustavo Trombin, Frederico Fonseca Lopes, Rafael Kalaki, PatrĂ­cia Milan

The primary segment refers to transportation of the fruit from the farms to the...

The secondary segment refers to shipping from the packing house to the wholesale and/ or retail market, with revenues of around US$ 137 million; from the packing ...

Google previewSpecification and Transformation of Programs (1990)

A Formal Approach to Software Development by Helmut A. Partsch

A segment is an expression consisting of a sequence of declarations and statements followed by an expression. In order to maintain...

The value of a segment is the value of its final expression after execution of its statements. The semantics of ...

Google previewImage Analysis and Recognition (2011)

8th International Conference, ICIAR 2011, Burnaby, BC, Canada, June 22-24, 2011. Proceedings by Mohamed Kamel, Aurelio Campilho

over the candidate segment is the position from where the two edge segments got match. For the details about the segment matching method please see [15]. 2.3 Moving Edge Verification Moving edges needs to be verified so that a stopped ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (2017)

by Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Segment 1 1 1 1 2 creating the finest possible linear interpolation of the time series, so that n/2 segments are used to approximate the n-length time series.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing (2013)

by Robert E Stevens, David L Loudon, Henry Cole, Bruce Wrenn

The results of the analysis should be an understanding of constituents' needs by segment and some insight into the types of strategies needed to meet those needs. This is the basis of the entire planning process if a constituentoriented ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1994)

Volume 30 - Supplement 15: Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology to System Level Modelling by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

The Macintosh's "segment loader" is the portion of the Macintosh's operating system that manages the loading of application programs into memory for execution. The segment loader provides an overlay mechanism that is something of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1992)

Volume 11 - Management Studies to Multiprocessing and Multitasking by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

The segment loader provides an overlay mechanism that is something of a hybrid between the explicit technique as illustrated by the Manx C compiler and the built -in paging mechanism of Databus. The programmer does not have to make ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Hemiptera - Heteroptera (2011)

Illustrated Keys to Known Families, Genera, and Species in South America by Charles W. Heckman

There is a prominent first genital segment; the hypandrium and anal lid lack proportions of the first through fourth antennal segments are 14:9:19:21, respectively. Dorsally, the color pattern is dark brown with yellow markings; ventrally, it is ...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1998)

Volume 17 - Television Technology by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

Introduction A satellite communications system has two major parts: the terminal segment and the space or satellite segment (communications satellites in orbit). The terminal segment is the earthbound, sea, or airborne equipment used to ...

Google previewDictionary for Library and Information Science (2004)

by Joan M. Reitz

56-199X, the SICI consists of three parts ( item segment, contribution segment, and control segment), all of which are required. Because the SICI employs the International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) to ...

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Quotes about Segment

I spent a lot of my time working in the American module, and he would stay in the Russian segment working on his things, and we'd meet up at meal times. So it actually worked out very well. (Leroy Chiao)
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Scrabble value of S1E1G2M3E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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