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



verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they segment
BrE BrE//seɡˈment//
; NAmE NAmE//seɡˈment//
he / she / it segments
BrE BrE//seɡˈments//
; NAmE NAmE//seɡˈments//
past simple segmented
BrE BrE//seɡˈmentɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//seɡˈmentɪd//
past participle segmented
BrE BrE//seɡˈmentɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//seɡˈmentɪd//
-ing form segmenting
BrE BrE//seɡˈmentɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//seɡˈmentɪŋ//
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BrE BrE//seɡˈment//
; NAmE NAmE//seɡˈment//
[often passive] segment something (specialist) to divide something into different parts Market researchers often segment the population on the basis of age and social class. The worm has a segmented body (= with different sections joined together).
Word Originlate 16th cent. (as a term in geometry): from Latin segmentum, from secare ‘to cut’. The verb dates from the mid 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: segment

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