segment - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a separate part of anything

    Cut the dough into eight equal segments.

    segment of:

    The decision was very popular among certain segments of the population.

  2. 2
    a part of a fruit such as an orange or a grapefruit that can easily be separated into parts
    1. a.
      biology one of the parts of something such as a flower or an insect’s body that has clearly separate parts
  3. 3
    maths a part of a line or curve between any two points on it
    1. a.
      maths a part of a circle that is formed by a straight line going across it but not passing through the centre