Segment vs Series - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between segment and series

is that segment is to divide into segments or sections while series is .

As a noun segment

is a length of some object.

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

    *

    series

    English

    Noun

    (series)
  • A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.}}
  • (US, Canada) A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals
  • Friends was one of the most successful television series in recent years.
  • (British) A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each.
  • (mathematics) The sum of the terms of a sequence.
  • (cricket, baseball) A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition.
  • (zoology) An unranked taxon.
  • (senseid) A subdivision of a genus, a taxonomic rank below that of section (and subsection) but above that of species.
  • Usage notes

    * In the United Kingdom, television and radio programs (spelt in Commonwealth English as "programmes") are divided into series, which are usually a year long. In North America, the word "series" is a synonym of "program", and programs are divided into year-long seasons. * (mathematics) Beginning students often confuse (term) with (sequence).

    Synonyms

    * (number of things that follow on one after the other) chain, line, sequence, stream, succession * (television or radio program) show, program

    Derived terms

    * (media, TV) TV series * (mathematics) arithmetic series, basic hypergeometric series, confluent hypergeometric series, formal power series, geometric series, hypergeometric series, power series

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit.
  • You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly .

    Antonyms

    * parallel