Definitions of segment

  1. divide into segments; " segment an orange"; " segment a compound word"
  2. one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; " a section of a fishing rod"; " metal sections were used below ground"; " finished the final segment of the road"
  3. one of the parts into which something naturally divides; " a segment of an orange"
  4. divide or split up; " The cells segmented"
  5. One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf.
  6. A part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration.
  7. A piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring; as, the segment of a sectional fly wheel or flywheel rim.
  8. A segment gear.
  9. One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
  10. One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.
  11. To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
  12. A part divided from the rest of an object: a section; a part cut off from a geometrical figure, especially from a circle, by a line or plane.
  13. 1. A section, a part of an organ or other structure delimited naturally, artificially, or in the imagination from the remainder. 2. Metamere. 3. To reproduce by budding. 4. To divide and redivide into minute equal parts.
  14. A division; a portion of a part.
  15. A part cut off: a portion: ( geom.) the part of a circle cut off by a straight line: the part of a sphere cut off by a plane.
  16. To separate or divide into segments: as, a segmented cell.
  17. Part cut from a figure by a line or plane.
  18. A part cut off; a section; the part of a circle included within a chord and its arc.
  19. A piece cut off; a part cut off from a figure by a line or plane.
  20. To divide into segments.
  21. A part cut off or divided; in geom., a part cut off from any figure by a line or plane.
  22. A division formed by cleavage of an ovum ; a part of an animal or of a jointed appendage ; a division of a leaf if cleft nearly to the base.

Usage examples for segment

  1. Immediately the Thessian had retreated to this one segment where Arcot did not dare throw his own rays. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  2. And is it necessary for me to dwell upon the strength which has thus been imparted to sad and wounded spirits, when with perfect trust in Infinite Goodness they have thus realized that they stand only on one round of an upward course- only in a little segment of the immense plan? – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  3. And despite the fact that we're the rulers of a good sized segment of the galaxy, we're nothing but transplanted Earthmen. – Noble Redman by Jesse Franklin Bone
  4. And behind us, just above the horizon, a segment of purple sky where a storm was gathering- a deep purple which was mirrored in the placid patches of open water, and darkened the ice- floes to a solemn, sombre hue. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  5. The third segment in the insect's leg. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  6. This part of the road forms the chord of a semi- circle, whilst a continuation, not planted, is the segment which turning round the walls of the city extends along the beach of the bay, giving a fine view of the shipping in the roads. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  7. Next the head is a round segment that fits into a socket. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  8. Perhaps the Circus of Marcellus is on the traveller's way home to lunch; but he will always be passing the segment of its arcaded wall, filled in with mediaeval masonry; and he need not stop, especially if he has his cab by the hour, for there is nothing more to be seen of the circus. – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  9. In fifteen miles of moorland I find the materials of all possible physical science, and long that I had time to work out one smallest segment of that great sphere. – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  10. In O. senegalensis the difference between the sexes is more strongly marked, and this is best seen when the proper segment is cleaned and viewed as a transparent object. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  11. 105, composed of an epicycloid and a hypocycloid if A A be the segment of a circle as here shown; or of two cycloids, if A A be a straight bar. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  12. There was a stinging in the rim of his left ear, where it had nicked out a little rounded segment – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  13. Thus A would be a segment for the body of the pulley, and F a segment for the rim. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  14. While the courts' understanding of the Constitution might not always conform precisely to the majority opinion, the influential, vocal, and dominant segment of the public inevitably influenced the courts' thinking on important subjects. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  15. His mother, who had been so noble and fine, seemed to have lost individuality, to have become only a segment of a circle which it was henceforth to be her highest care to keep intact. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  16. Finally, each segment is decked at the hinder edge with two spots of a fairly bright red. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  17. The segment of barrage here went dark. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  18. Bart realized he was seeing another segment of the same drama he had overheard discussed, and wished he knew what it was all about. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  19. There is a high mound surrounded by a ditch, and a segment of the great outer circle of defences exists on the south- west side. – Yorkshire Painted And Described by Gordon Home
  20. His view was limited, even then, to a segment of the open, purple sea. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels