one of the parts into which something naturally separates or is divided; a division, portion, or section:
a segment of an orange.
a part cut off from a figure, especially a circular or spherical one, by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area contained by an arc and its chord or by two parallel lines or planes.
Also called line segment. a finite section of a line.
any of the rings that compose the body of an annelid or arthropod.
any of the discrete parts of the body of an animal, especially of an arthropod.
an object, as a machine part, having the form of a segment or sector of a circle.
a portion of a program, often one that can be loaded and executed independently of other portions.
a unit of data in a database.
an arclike support on which the typebars of a typewriter rest when not in use.
verb (used with or without object)
to separate or divide into segments.
a part of a line or curve between two points
a part of a plane or solid figure cut off by an intersecting line, plane, or planes, esp one between a chord and an arc of a circle
one of several parts or sections into which an object is divided; portion
(zoology) any of the parts into which the body or appendages of an annelid or arthropod are divided
(linguistics) a speech sound considered in isolation
to cut or divide (a whole object) into segments
segment seg·ment (sěg’mənt)
A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
A part of an organ having independent function, supply, or drainage.
The portion of a line between any two of its points.
The region bounded by an arc of a circle and the chord that connects the endpoints of the arc.
The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
- Segmented address space
architecture An addressing scheme where all memory references are formed by adding an offset to a base address held in a segment register. The effect is to segment memory into blocks, which may overlap either partially or completely, depending on the contents of the segment registers but normally they would be distinct to give access […]
- Segmented cell
segmented cell seg·ment·ed cell (sěg’měn’tĭd, sěg-měn’-) n. A cell having a nucleus that is divided into lobes connected by a fine filament.
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. a part cut off from a figure, especially a circular or spherical one, by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area contained by an arc […]
verb (used with object), segmentized, segmentizing. 1. to segmentalize.