segment (plural segments)
- A length of some object.
- a segment of rope
- One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion.
- a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf
- (mathematics) A portion.
- (science) A portion.
- (phonology) A discrete unit of speech: a consonant or a vowel.
- (botany) A portion of an organ whose cells are derived from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 5:
- In Lejeuneaceae vegetative branches normally originate from the basiscopic basal portion of a lateral segment half, as in the Radulaceae, and the associated leaves, therefore, are quite unmodified.
- (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.
- (broadcasting) A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic.
- The news showed a segment on global warming.
- (computing) An Ethernet bus.
- (computing) A region of memory or a fragment of an executable file designated to contain a particular part of a program.
- (travel) A portion of an itinerary: it may be a flight or train between two cities, or a car or hotel booked in a particular city.
- (heraldry) A bearing representing only one part of a rounded object.
- seven-segment display
- French: segment
- German: Segment
- Italian: segmento
- Portuguese: segmento
- Russian: отре́зок
- Spanish: segmento
segment (segments, present participle segmenting; past and past participle segmented)
- (ambitransitive) To divide into segments or sections.
- Segment the essay by topic.