Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: segmentum, from secare 'to cut'


1 noun
seg‧ment1 [countable]
1 a part of something that is different from or affected differently from the whole in some way
segment of
segments of the population
2 a part of a fruit, flower, or insect that it naturally divides into:
Decorate with orange segments.
3 technicalCF the part of a circle that is separated from the rest of the circle when you draw a straight line across it
4 technical the part of a line or of a length of something between two points
segment of
segments of DNA

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