segment

Definitions

  • Segmental and Semicircular arches
    Segmental and Semicircular arches
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v segment divide or split up "The cells segmented"
    • v segment divide into segments "segment an orange","segment a compound word"
    • n segment one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object "a section of a fishing rod","metal sections were used below ground","finished the final segment of the road"
    • n segment one of the parts into which something naturally divides "a segment of an orange"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest species of centipede is the giant scolopender (Scolopendra gigantea), found in the rain forests of Central and South America. It has 23 segments (46 legs) and specimens have been measured up to 10.5 inches long and 1" in diameter.
    • Segment (Geom) A part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration.
    • Segment (Mach) A piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring; as, the segment of a sectional fly wheel or flywheel rim.
    • Segment (Mach) A segment gear.
    • Segment (Biol) One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
    • Segment (Biol) One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.
    • Segment One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf.
    • v. i Segment (Biol) To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n segment A part cut off or marked as separate from others; one of the parts into which a body naturally divides itself; a section: as, the segments of a calyx; the segments of an orange; the segments of a leaf. Specifically, in zoology and anatomy:
    • n segment In geometry, a part cut off from any figure by a line or plane. A segment of a circle is a part of the area contained within an arc and its chord, as ACB. The chord is sometimes called the base of the segment. An angle in a segment is the angle contained by two straight lines drawn from any point in its arc to the extremities of its chord or base.
    • n segment In heraldry, a bearing representing one part only of a rounded object, as a coronet or wreath: usually a piece less than half of the circle.
    • segment To divide or become divided or split up into segments. In embryology, to undergo segmentation, as an ovum or vitellus. See segmentation.
    • segment To separate or divide into segments: as, a segmented cell.
    • n segment An element of a machine, such as a toothed wheel, cam, or pulley, the active surface of which is not a full surface of revolution, but only a segment or part of such surface.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Segment seg′ment a part cut off: a portion: :
    • v.t., v.i Segment to divide or become divided
    • n Segment seg′ment (geom.) the part of a circle cut off by a straight line: the part of a sphere cut off by a plane: a section: one of the parts into which a body naturally divides itself
    • n Segment seg′ment (her.) a bearing representing one part only of a rounded object
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Quotations

  • Milan Kundera
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    “A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.”
  • George Steiner
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    “Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. segmentum, fr. secare, to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment,. See Saw a cutting instrument
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. segmentumsecāre, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

Standing firmly on the leaf, he measures his distance by cutting across a segment of a circle, with one of his hind feet as a center.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
Its three arches are small segments of a large circle.
"A Walk through Leicester being a Guide to Strangers" by Susanna Watts
The segment of a circle or any curved line, by which all angles are measured.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
No segment of this cycle can be taken away without breaking the totality.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
They form but the middle segment of the mental curve, and not its termination.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
They had travelled in segments of circles, and against all mathematical probability, had struck the camp.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
A tremendous, pinkish-gray wall lowered near them, split into segments, and surrounded their plateau.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
It was the day after the taking of the last segment of the picture that she went away.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
The parts of each segment are to represent differences of clearness and indistinctness.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
A circle of a few hundred feet in circumference was drawn, and each of the party took a segment for his portion.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
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In news:

To learn more about Monday morning's Arts and Crafts segment with Tracy Marceron, click, or log on to www.betweenfriendsartcenter.com or give her a call at 989-7100.
Lorrie Otto (left) leads the "Natural Landscape Tour" along the banks of Lake Michigan in the 9700 block of N. A video crew from NBC News photographed the event for a segment.
This segment was originally broadcast on Oct 23, 2005.
I was hoping our upcoming Dinner Theatre could be featured in your local news segment or "What's Cool at Your School".
The healthcare industry is segmented into many different markets.
New Orleans fans, you'll hear plenty more from Jonathan Vilma when we run our Camp Confidential segment on the Saints on Friday.
Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman got the Staples Center roaring when they shared a passionate smooch during a "Kiss-Cam" segment in Thursday night's NBA Finals opener in Los Angeles, which saw the hometown Lakers trounce the Boston Celtics.
Yes, even with the huge jobless rate, people with disabilities are still the largest segment of the population that remain unemployed.
Entering this segment requires careful planning and a wealth of knowledge.
Despite the strength of the contract segment of their business, decorative fabric suppliers are viewing this year as challenging at best, if not a fight.
Serve with a salad of romaine lettuce, avocado and orange segments tossed with a simple vinaigrette.
Patricia Krentcil was the subject of a Weekend Update segment on "Saturday Night Live" in which Oscar-nominee Kristen Wiig posed as the now-notorious tanner.
Fox News wanted me to be a guest on a segment about independent voters looking for our reaction to the budget negotiations.
In fact, the couple are such fans of the series that they offered to participate in Andy Cohen's "Housewives Playhouse" segment on Watch What Happens Live, impersonating none other than Teresa and Joe Giudice.
This morning, I did a news segment showing off my recent bulk bin shopping.
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In science:

If one tunes the external source so that a = 1, i.e. ai = ±1, the gap between the two segments closes and the spectrum consists of a single segment for a < 1.
Characteristic polynomials of random matrices at edge singularities
Then, I consider a closed contour consisting of two elements — a segment of the real axis −R ≤ ω ′ ≤ R and a circular arc with the radius R lying in the lower half-plane, which connects the edges of the segment.
Tails of probability density for sums of random independent variables
We assume that for each segment type x = A, B , S , where S is a solvent molecule and A and B are segment types of the polymer chain, there is a segment potential profile ux (r).
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
From differentiation of the mean-field partition function it is possible to find an expression for the segment potentials in terms of the segment densities.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
There is therefore a one-to-one correspondence between vertices of D (resp. segments in T ) and vertices of Z3 (resp. segments in T ).
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
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