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segmental

[seg-men-tl] /sɛgˈmɛn tl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by segments or segmentation.
2.
Linguistics. noting or pertaining to the discrete elements of sequential speech, as consonants and vowels.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; segment + -al1
Related forms
segmentally, adverb
intersegmental, adjective
multisegmental, adjective
nonsegmental, adjective
nonsegmentally, adverb
transsegmental, adjective
transsegmentally, adverb
unsegmental, adjective
unsegmentally, adverb
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  • Of those twenty years, fifteen have been in the area of hardscapes, segmental retaining walls and interlocking pavers.
  • In some rare cases, dubbed segmental trisomy, only a specific section of the chromosome is present in triplicate.
  • Each of the segmental bronchi supplies a bronchopulmonary segment.
British Dictionary definitions for segmental

segmental

/sɛɡˈmɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of, like, or having the form of a segment
2.
divided into segments
3.
(linguistics) of, relating to, or constituting an isolable speech sound
Derived Forms
segmentally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for segmental
adj.

1816, from segment (n.) + -al (1).

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