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 for segment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Segment \Seg"ment\, v. i. (Biol.)
     To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo
     segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Segment \Seg"ment\, n. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut
     off: cf. F. segment. See Saw a cutting instrument.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (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
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Mach.)
        (a) 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.
        (b) A segment gear.
            [1913 Webster]
     4. (Biol.)
        (a) One of the cells or division formed by segmentation,
            as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
        (b) One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many
            animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a
            [1913 Webster]
     Segment gear, a piece for receiving or communicating
        reciprocating motion from or to a cogwheel, consisting of
        a sector of a circular gear, or ring, having cogs on the
        periphery, or face.
     Segment of a line, the part of a line contained between two
        points on it.
     Segment of a sphere, the part of a sphere cut off by a
        plane, or included between two parallel planes.
     Ventral segment. (Acoustics) See Loor, n., 5.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: section, segment]
      2: one of the parts into which something naturally divides; "a
         segment of an orange"
      v 1: divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a
           compound word" [syn: segment, section]
      2: divide or split up; "The cells segmented"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "segment":
     adjunct, affiliation, air line, allotment, allowance, analyze,
     anatomize, apportion, assay, axis, beeline, big end, bigger half,
     bit, bite, body, branch, break down, break up, budget, categorize,
     chord, chunk, church, cleave, commission, communion, community,
     component, contingent, cross section, cut, cut up, deal,
     denomination, destiny, detachment, detail, diagonal, diameter,
     direct line, directrix, dissect, district, divide, divide up,
     dividend, division, divvy, divvy up, dole, edge, element, end,
     equal share, faction, fate, fellowship, fraction, fragment,
     great-circle course, group, half, halver, helping, installment,
     interest, isolate, item, joint, length, lot, measure, meed, member,
     mess, modicum, moiety, normal, offshoot, order, organization,
     parcel, parcel out, part, particular, partition, party, percentage,
     perpendicular, persuasion, piece, portion, proportion, quadrant,
     quantum, quarter, quota, radius, radius vector, rake-off,
     random sample, ration, reduce, reduce to elements, religious order,
     remainder, resolve, right line, sample, sampling, schism, school,
     secant, seclude, sect, sectarism, section, sector, separate,
     set off, share, shortcut, side, slice, small share, society, split,
     split up, stake, stock, straight, straight course, straight line,
     straight stretch, straightaway, streamline, subdivide, subdivision,
     subgroup, subspecies, tangent, transversal, variety, vector,
     version, wedge, zone

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

   /seg'ment/, vi.
      To experience a segmentation fault. Confusingly, this is often pronounced
      more like the noun ?segment? than like mainstream v. segment; this is
      because it is actually a noun shorthand that has been verbed.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

     /seg'ment/ 1.  A collection of pages in a
     memory management system.
     2.  A separately relocatable section of an
     executable program.  Unix executables have a text segment
     (executable machine instructions), a data segment
     (initialised data) and a bss segment (uninitialised data).
     3.  network segment.
     4. To experience a segmentation fault.  Confusingly, the stress
     is often put on the first syllable, like the noun "segment",
     rather than the second like mainstream verb "segment".  This
     is because it is actually a noun shorthand that has been
     5. A block of memory in a segmented address space.
     [{Jargon File]

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