segment

A segment is one of several pieces that together create a whole. You could offer a segment of your orange to your girlfriend as a Valentine's Day gift. She’ll probably enjoy the orange, but she may break up with you.

Lots of things can have segments. You can talk about a segment of a talk show, a segment of a sphere, or the segment of students in your high school who want to join the Drama Club — the ones singing and dancing in the cafeteria every day. You can also use segment as a verb: when you chop down that oak tree in your front yard, you have to segment the trunk into smaller pieces for firewood.

Definitions of segment
  1. noun
    one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
    “finished the final segment of the road”
    synonyms: section
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    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
    subdivision, subsection
    a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
    blind bend, blind curve
    a curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving
    drop-leaf
    a hinged leaf on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket
    elbow
    a sharp bend in a road or river
    hairpin bend
    a U-shaped bend in a road
    stretch
    a straightaway section of a racetrack
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    part, portion
    something less than the whole of a human artifact
  2. noun
    one of the parts into which something naturally divides
    “a segment of an orange”
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    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
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    part, piece
    a portion of a natural object
  3. noun
    the part of a line between any two points
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    line
    a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
  4. noun
    the area of a circle bounded by a chord and an arc of the circle
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    area, expanse, surface area
    the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
  5. verb
    divide into segments
    segment an orange”
    segment a compound word”
    synonyms: section
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    syllabicate, syllabify, syllabise, syllabize
    divide into syllables
    quarter
    divide into quarters
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    divide, part, separate
    come apart
  6. verb
    divide or split up
    “The cells segmented
    Synonyms:
    section
    divide into segments
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    divide, part, separate
    come apart
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