Definition of segment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈseɡmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɡmənt//
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  1. 1a part of something that is separate from the other parts or can be considered separately She cleaned a small segment of the painting. Lines divided the area into segments. The changes will affect only a small segment of the population. They divided the bone into equal segments.
  2. 2one of the sections of an orange, a lemon, etc.
  3. 3 (geometry) a part of a circle separated from the rest by a single line
  4. 4 (phonetics) the smallest speech sound that a word can be divided into
  5. Word Originlate 16th cent. (as a term in geometry): from Latin segmentum, from secare ‘to cut’. The verb dates from the mid 19th cent.
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