Terminal vs Segment - What's the difference?

terminal | segment |


As nouns the difference between terminal and segment

is that terminal is terminal (at an airport etc) while segment is a length of some object.

As a verb segment is

to divide into segments or sections.

terminal

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
  • A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
  • In electronics, the end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.
  • An electric contact on a battery.
  • In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
  • (computing) In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.
  • (computing) A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).
  • (computing theory) A terminal symbol in a formal grammar.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (illness) Fatal; resulting in death.
  • (example) terminal cancer
  • Appearing at the end; top or apex of a physical object.
  • Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.
  • Synonyms

    * (appearing at the end) final, late

    Antonyms

    * (l) * (illness) early * (appearing at the end) initial, early

    Anagrams

    * ----

    segment

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

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

    Hyponyms

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