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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Segment


SEG'MENT, noun. [Latin segmentum, from seco, to cut off.]

1. In geometry, that part of the circle contained between a chord and an arch of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord.

2. In general, a part cut off or divided; as the segments of a calyx.