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Definition of "segment" []

  • Any of the parts into which something can be divided: segments of the community; a segment of a television program. (noun)
  • Mathematics The portion of a line between any two points on the line. (noun)
  • Mathematics The area bounded by a chord and the arc of a curve subtended by the chord. (noun)
  • Mathematics The portion of a sphere cut off by two parallel planes. (noun)
  • Biology A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "segment" in a sentence
  • "LE segment Data System: CRM  ME segment* Missing Value Gap to be filled Missing Value Gap to be filled * Counts based on internal CRM segmentation"
  • "Inside the sphere the chain segment is swollen like in a good solvent (v = 3/5)."
  • "The title segment generated nearly $1.2 billion in total revenue for the third quarter, essentially flat with the second quarter this year and a 10% decline from the third quarter of 2010."