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SEGMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does segment mean? 

SEGMENT (noun)
  The noun SEGMENT has 2 senses:

1. one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
2. one of the parts into which something naturally divides

  Familiarity information: SEGMENT used as a noun is rare.


SEGMENT (verb)
  The verb SEGMENT has 2 senses:

1. divide into segments
2. divide or split up

  Familiarity information: SEGMENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEGMENT (noun)


Sense 1segment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

segment; section

Context examples:

a section of a fishing rod / metal sections were used below ground / finished the final segment of the road

Hypernyms ("segment" is a kind of...):

part; portion (something less than the whole of a human artifact)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "segment"):

subdivision; subsection (a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided)

bend; curve (curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.))

dado (the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase)

leaf (hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door))

length (a section of something that is long and narrow)

straight; straightaway (a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse)

Holonyms ("segment" is a part of...):

unit; whole (an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity)


Sense 2segment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the parts into which something naturally divides

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

a segment of an orange

Hypernyms ("segment" is a kind of...):

part; piece (a portion of a natural object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "segment"):

metamere; somite (one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally)

sarcomere (one of the segments into which a myofibril is divided)

section (a segment of a citrus fruit)

internode (a segment of a stem between two nodes)


SEGMENT (verb)


Sense 1segment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Divide into segments

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

section; segment

Context examples:

segment an orange / segment a compound word

Hypernyms (to "segment" is one way to...):

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "segment"):

syllabicate; syllabify; syllabise; syllabize (divide into syllables)

quarter (divide into quarters)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2segment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Divide or split up

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The cells segmented

Hypernyms (to "segment" is one way to...):

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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