segment

[ noun seg-muh nt; verb seg-ment, seg-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF segment
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But this romanticism is, as it were, a segment of the larger circle of idealism.

Small as the segment of humanity is, it is a type of the great world to which it belongs.

Maxillary segment: the sixth segment of the head, bearing the maxillae.

Excavate: with a depression that is not the segment of a circle.

Joint: a segment or part between two incisures: an articulation.

Then the line became the segment of a circle bending in shore.

Let me add a segment of the circle to round your knowledge out.

The segment of a circle or any curved line, by which all angles are measured.

The segment of the transome, to wit, from the Index unto the opticke line be 18.

Therefore the other segment or portion of the said ei, is 5.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin segmentum "a strip or piece cut off, a cutting, strips of colored cloth," from secare "to cut" (see section (n.)), with euphonious alteration of -c- to -g- before -m-. Latin segmentum was used in Medieval Latin as a geometry term, translating Greek tmema, and the word was first picked up in English in this sense. Meaning "segmental portion of anything circular" is from 1640s; general sense of "a division, section" is from 1762.

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