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来自拉丁语 secare, 砍，切，来自 PIE*sek,砍，切，词源同 section,secateurs.-ment,名词后缀。 引申诸相关词义。
- segment: see section
- segment (n.)
- 1560s, from Latin segmentum "a strip or piece cut off, a cutting, strips of colored cloth," from secare "to cut" (see section (n.)), with euphonious alteration of -c- to -g- before -m-. Latin segmentum was used in Medieval Latin as a geometry term, translating Greek tmema, and the word was first picked up in English in this sense. Meaning "segmental portion of anything circular" is from 1640s; general sense of "a division, section" is from 1762.
- segment (v.)
- 1859, intransitive, in reference to cell division, from segment (n.). Transitive sense, "divide (something) into segments" is from 1872. Related: Segmented; segmenting.
- 1. Three-to-five day cruises are the fastest-growing segment of the market.
- 2. She cleaned a small segment of the painting.
- 3. Give me a segment of a tangerine to taste.
- 4. The company dominates this segment of the market.
- 5. Women's tennis is the market leader in a growing market segment — women's sports.
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