Part of speech: noun

A part cut off; a section; the part of a circle included within a chord and its arc.

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Usage examples "segment":

  1. A moment after, we drew up at a long porch, leading through the segment of a circle to the door of the house. - "The Seaboard Parish Volume 1", George MacDonald.
  2. See, and he made a sketch of a single segment. - "Careers of Danger and Daring", Cleveland Moffett.
  3. And despite the fact that we're the rulers of a good sized segment of the galaxy, we're nothing but transplanted Earthmen. - "Noble Redman", Jesse Franklin Bone.