Adjective "segmenting" definition and examples

(Segmenting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsɛɡm(ə)nt/segmentVerb/sɛɡˈmɛnt//ˈsɛɡm(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

noun

Each of the parts into which something is or may be divided.
  1. 'orange segments'
  2. 'The sympathetic nerve supply to the lung arises in the upper six thoracic segments of the spinal cord.'
  3. 'Within the first chamber the first segment of the siphuncle appears.'
  4. 'However, special attention must be paid to the donor chromosome segment around the target gene.'
  5. 'Segmentation means dividing memory into several segments and accessing memory by both segment pointer and offset.'
  6. 'Only about half the length of the duplicated segments corresponds closely with their genetic length.'
  7. 'There are large segments of our society that do not have equal access and are being left behind.'
  8. 'Furthermore, the courtyard's pavement is divided into ten segments.'
  9. 'Secondly, heritage tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry.'
  10. 'Arrange the lemon, tangerine, and blood orange segments on top and around the mousse cake.'
  11. 'In many of the others, the spaces are divided into segments, more or less corresponding to the different generations.'
  12. 'they probably want to tape you for the eleven o'clock segment'
  13. 'Have you noticed, for example, how often segments on television news magazines deal with court cases?'
  14. 'From the top of the hour news items on Today and 30-second segments on CNN, to the rotating videos, images of the deceased permeate.'
A part of a figure cut off by a line or plane intersecting it.
  1. 'For example, when we start with a hexagon, the final shape may be a segment, a triangle, or another hexagon.'
  2. 'This he affected by circumscribing a semicircle about an isosceles right-angled triangle and a segment of a circle similar to those cut off by the sides.'
  3. 'The chord of the segment is given, as is its area, and the student is asked to compute its height (the length of the perpendicular bisector of the chord to the circle).'
  4. 'A system of three equations was derived using distances from three adjacent line segments drawn between vertices.'
  5. 'We can mark a point on the side that divides it into segments of length a and b.'
  6. 'Two similar problems were to trisect an angle and to produce a line segment whose square has the same area as that of a given circle.'
  7. 'As in the treatment of Siegel, lipid monolayers in the intermediates are assumed to form surfaces that are segments of spheres or of spherical torroids.'
Each of the series of similar anatomical units of which the body and appendages of some animals are composed, such as the visible rings of an earthworm's body.
  1. 'The ventral branchial arch segments of placoderms are so poorly known that nothing useful can be said.'
  2. 'They have a number of body segments (known as somites), which are sometimes fused to form rigid areas, or are free but linked to each other by flexible areas.'
The smallest distinct part of a spoken utterance, especially with regard to vowel and consonant sounds rather than stress or intonation.
  1. 'A synthesized speech segment sounds exactly the way the term suggests: synthetic.'

verb

Divide (something) into separate parts or sections.
  1. 'The muscles of the body are segmented into blocks called myotomes.'
  2. 'At a running time of around four minutes, the overture is segmented into four themes.'
  3. 'Outline writers segment the overall plot into weekly and then daily portions.'
  4. 'The course is segmented into six different sections.'
  5. 'Each of these targets, along with others for ambulance response times, segments the timeline into intervals deemed controllable by the separate parts of the system.'
  6. 'Analysts say that Taiwan's economy is segmented into two parts.'
  7. 'This will also allow companies to segment product lines in the manufacturing process with secure and non-secure versions.'
  8. 'How useful is it to segment the great movement out of nineteenth-century Europe into distinct ‘national’ migrations?'
  9. 'It is hard - although not impossible - for big banks to segment their services to appeal to different customers, he suggests.'
  10. 'the market is beginning to segment into a number of well-defined categories'
  11. 'Would they factionalise and segment, or unify?'

More definitions

1. one of the parts into which something naturally separates or is divided; a division, portion, or section: a segment of an orange.

2. Geometry. a part cut off from a figure, especially a circular or spherical one, by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area contained by an arc and its chord or by two parallel lines or planes. Also called line segment. a finite section of a line.

3. Zoology. any of the rings that compose the body of an annelid or arthropod. any of the discrete

More examples(as adjective)

"activities can be segmenting."

Origin

(segment)Late 16th century (as a term in geometry): from Latin segmentum, from secare ‘to cut’. The verb dates from the mid 19th century.