What does segment mean?

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  1. A length of some object.
  2. One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion.
  3. (mathematics) A portion.
    1. A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.
    2. (geometry) The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter).
    3. (topology) Any of the pieces that constitute an order tree.
  4. (sciences) A portion.
    1. (phonology) A discrete unit of speech: a consonant or a vowel.
    2. (botany) A portion of an organ whose cells are derived from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.
    3. (zoology) One of several parts of an organism, with similar structure, arranged in a chain; such as a vertebra, or a third of an insect's thorax.
  5. (broadcasting) A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic.
  6. (computing) An Ethernet bus.
  7. (computing) A region of memory or a fragment of an executable file designated to contain a particular part of a program.
  8. (travel) A portion of an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city.
  1. To divide into segments or sections.
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