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segmental

[seg-men-tl] /sɛgˈmɛn tl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by segments or segmentation.
2.
Linguistics. noting or pertaining to the discrete elements of sequential speech, as consonants and vowels.
Origin of segmental
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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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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