Segment vs Clip - What's the difference?

segment | clip |

As nouns the difference between segment and clip

is that segment is a length of some object while clip is something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another or clip can be something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work.

As verbs the difference between segment and clip

is that segment is to divide into segments or sections while clip is to grip tightly or clip can be to cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc.



(en noun)
  • A length of some object.
  • One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment' of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical ' segment was called a reading stone,
  • (label) A portion.
  • # A straight path between two points that is the shortest distance between them.
  • # (label) The part of a circle between its circumference and a chord (usually other than the diameter).
  • # (label) Any of the pieces that comprise an order tree.
  • (label) A portion.
  • # (label) A discrete unit of speech: a consonant or a vowel.
  • # (label) A portion of an organ whose cells are derived from a single cell within the primordium from which the organ developed.
  • #*
  • In Lejeuneaceae vegetative branches normally originate from the basiscopic basal portion of a lateral segment half, as in the Radulaceae, and the associated leaves, therefore, are quite unmodified.
  • # (label) 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.
  • (label) A part of a broadcast program, devoted to a topic.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=April 29, author=Nathan Rabin
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992) , passage=In “Treehouse Of Horror” episodes, the rules aren’t just different—they don’t even exist. If writers want Homer to kill Flanders or for a segment to end with a marriage between a woman and a giant ape, they can do so without worrying about continuity or consistency or fans griping that the gang is behaving out of character.}}
  • (label) An Ethernet bus.
  • (label) A region of memory or a fragment of an executable file designated to contain a particular part of a program.
  • (label) A portion of an itinerary; can be a flight or train between two cities, a car or hotel booked in a particular city.
  • Synonyms

    * (part or section of a whole) (l) * (straight path) line segment * (area of a circle) circular segment

    Derived terms

    * circular segment * image segment * line segment * market segment * memory segment


    (en verb)
  • To divide into segments or sections.
  • Segment the essay by topic.





    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) clyppan, from (etyl) .


  • To grip tightly.
  • To fasten with a clip.
  • Please clip the photos to the pages where they will go.
  • (archaic) To hug, embrace.
  • * Shakespeare
  • O that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about, / Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself.
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  • (slang) To collect signatures, generally with the use of a clipboard.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another.
  • Use this clip to attach the check to your tax form.
  • (slang) An unspecified but normally understood as rapid speed or pace.
  • She reads at a pretty good clip .
  • (obsolete) An embrace.
  • (Sir Philip Sidney)
  • A frame containing a number of bullets which is intended to be inserted into the magazine of a firearm to allow for rapid reloading.
  • A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; a toe clip or beak.
  • (Youatt)
    Derived terms
    * binder clip * paper clip

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) klippa.


  • To cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc.
  • She clipped my hair with her scissors.
    Please clip that coupon out of the newspaper.
  • * Macaulay
  • sentenced to have his ears clipped
  • To curtail; to cut short.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All my reports go with the modest truth; / No more nor clipped , but so.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs.
  • (dialectal, informal) To strike with the hand.
  • I'll clip ye round the lugs!
  • (American football) An illegal tackle: Throwing the body across the back of an opponent's leg or hitting him from the back below the waist while moving up from behind unless the opponent is a runner or the action is in close line play.
  • (signal processing) to cut off a signal level at a certain maximum value
  • (computer graphics) To discard (an occluded part of a model or scene) rather than waste resources on rendering it.
  • Noun

  • Something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work.
  • They played a clip of last night's debate.
  • An act of clipping, such as a haircut.
  • I went into the salon to get a clip .
  • The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.
  • (uncountable, informal) A speed or pace.
  • He was walking at a pretty good clip and I was out of breath trying to keep up.
  • (uncountable, Geordie) The condition of something, its state.
  • Deeky the clip of that aad wife ower thor!
  • (informal) A blow with the hand.
  • Give him a clip round the ear!


    * * National Football League (2007). Official Rules of the National Football League 2007 . Triumph Books.


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