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How to Pronounce Segments: Learn how to pronounce Segments in English correctly

Learn how to say Segments correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word segment:

noun
1each of the parts into which something is or may be divided:
a large segment of the local population
orange segments
the market for private cars can be broken down into several segments
a portion of time allocated to a particular broadcast item on radio or television:
they probably want to tape you for the eleven o’clock segment
a separate broadcast item, typically one of a number that make up a particular programme:
Hammond and the others were filming a segment for his programme
2 Geometry a part of a figure cut off by a line or plane intersecting it, in particular:
the part of a circle enclosed between an arc and a chord.
the part of a line included between two points.
the part of a sphere cut off by any plane not passing through the centre.
3 Zoology each of the series of similar anatomical units of which the body and appendages of some animals are composed, such as the visible rings of an earthworm’s body.
4 Phonetics the smallest distinct part of a spoken utterance, especially with regard to vowel and consonant sounds rather than stress or intonation.
verb
Pronunciation: /usually sɛgˈmɛnt/
[with object]
divide (something) into separate parts or sections:
the unemployed are segmented into two groups
[no object] divide into separate parts or sections:
the market is beginning to segment into a number of well-defined categories
[no object] Embryology (of a cell) undergo cleavage; divide into many cells.
Derivatives

segmentary
adjective
segmentation
Pronunciation: /-ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Origin:

late 16th century (as a term in geometry): from Latin segmentum, from secare ‘to cut’. The verb dates from the mid 19th century