Definitions of segment

  1.   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.
  2.   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.
  3.   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.
  4.   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.
  5.   One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
  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.   divide or split up; " The cells segmented"
  8.   divide into segments; " segment an orange"; " segment a compound word"
  9.   A part cut off or divided; in geom., a part cut off from any figure by a line or plane.
  10.   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.
  11.   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.
  12.   To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
  13.   A part cut off; a section; the part of a circle included within a chord and its arc.
  14.   One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.
  15.   To divide into segments.
  16.   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"
  17.   A division; a portion of a part.
  18.   one of the parts into which something naturally divides; " a segment of an orange"
  19.   A segment gear.
  20.   Part cut from a figure by a line or plane.
  21.   A piece cut off; a part cut off from a figure by a line or plane.
  22.   To separate or divide into segments: as, a segmented cell.

Quotes of segment

  1. I spent a lot of my time working in the American module, and he would stay in the Russian segment working on his things, and we'd meet up at meal times. So it actually worked out very well. – Leroy Chiao
  2. In the theater, it's about taking time in a musical segment a pause in a musical way and then moving on. – Marcia Gay Harden
  3. I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about. – Jeffrey Hunter
  4. But when they offered this little situation for me to do this voice in this special segment I found it so incredibly humorous that I said yes, and I enjoyed it. It was fun. – Werner Klemperer
  5. The Carnegie Foundation is well aware of the fact that their reports frequently find their way to dusty archives in academic institutions, but occasionally people pick up a segment of a report and act upon it. – C. Everett Koop
  6. A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality. – Milan Kundera
  7. So this is the only TV show in America where I am quite confident that you, the audience, will share my excitement when I tell you that coming up in our next segment we have the best graph ever. Best graph ever. – Rachel Maddow
  8. Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest -growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans. – Ken Mehlman
  9. The wireless segment is approximately 50 percent of our business... we believe this is an industry -wide phenomenon and that we are, in fact, maintaining if not gaining market share. – Antonio Perez
  10. Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence. – George Steiner
  11. Throughout the lead -up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story. We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq. – Jim Walton
  12. There is a segment of the American population that has been excluded from the national myth, and that should be redressed. – Edward Zwick

Usage examples for segment

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The segment of barrage here went dark. ” – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The third segment in the insect's leg. ” – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. His view was limited, even then, to a segment of the open, purple sea. ” – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  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. 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
  20. Next the head is a round segment that fits into a socket. ” – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley