Inter-segment



[noun seg-muh nt; verb seg-ment, seg-ment] /noun ˈsɛg mənt; verb ˈsɛg mɛnt, sɛgˈmɛnt/

noun
1.
one of the parts into which something naturally separates or is divided; a division, portion, or section:
a segment of an orange.
2.
Geometry.

3.
Zoology.

4.
an object, as a machine part, having the form of a segment or sector of a circle.
5.
Computers.

6.
an arclike support on which the typebars of a typewriter rest when not in use.
verb (used with or without object)
7.
to separate or divide into segments.
noun (ˈsɛɡmənt)
1.
(maths)

2.
one of several parts or sections into which an object is divided; portion
3.
(zoology) any of the parts into which the body or appendages of an annelid or arthropod are divided
4.
(linguistics) a speech sound considered in isolation
verb (sɛɡˈmɛnt)
5.
to cut or divide (a whole object) into segments
n.

1560s, from Latin segmentum “a strip or piece cut off, a cutting, strips of colored cloth,” from secare “to cut” (see section (n.)), with euphonious alteration of -c- to -g- before -m-. Latin segmentum was used in Medieval Latin as a geometry term, translating Greek tmema, and the word was first picked up in English in this sense. Meaning “segmental portion of anything circular” is from 1640s; general sense of “a division, section” is from 1762.
v.

1859, intransitive, in reference to cell division, from segment (n.). Transitive sense, “divide (something) into segments” is from 1872. Related: Segmented; segmenting.

segment seg·ment (sěg’mənt)
n.

segment
(sěg’mənt)

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