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English noun: segment

1. segment (artifact) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

SamplesA section of a fishing rod.
Metal sections were used below ground.
Finished the final segment of the road.


Broader (hypernym)part, portion

Narrower (hyponym)bend, curve, dado, leaf, length, straight, straightaway, subdivision, subsection

Part meronymunit, whole

2. segment (object) one of the parts into which something naturally divides

SamplesA segment of an orange.

Broader (hypernym)part, piece

Narrower (hyponym)internode, metamere, sarcomere, section, somite

English verb: segment

1. segment (contact) divide into segments

SamplesSegment an orange.
Segment a compound word.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

Narrower (hyponym)quarter, syllabicate, syllabify, syllabise, syllabize

Verb groupsegment

2. segment (contact) divide or split up

SamplesThe cells segmented.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

Verb groupsection, segment

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