[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
In_spite_of the increase in numbers and prestige brought_about by the conversions of Newman and other Tractarians of the 1840 's and 1850 's , the Catholic segment of England one_hundred years ago was a very small one ( four per_cent , or 800000 ) which did not enjoy a gracious hearing from the general public .(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)
The square has one corner point on the straight_line segment , and does not lie entirely in the interior .
The arc is itself a segment of an analytic curve .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
We should encourage the governments to develop their own technical assistance to communities , state and provincial governments , rural communities , and other smaller groups , making certain that no important segment of the economy is neglected .
[ verb ] divide or split up
"The cells segmented"