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segmented

Line breaks: seg|ment¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛɡm(ə)ntɪd
 
, sɛɡˈmɛntɪd
 
/

Definition of segmented in English:

adjective

1Consisting of or divided into segments: segmented labour markets
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  • Devalorization of cultural capital caused by this disparity in salaries in a segmented labor market unsettled the positive correlation that existed between cultural capital and income and engendered a status reversal.
  • In the 1970s and 1980s, considerable work was done on modifying human capital theory to take account of dual or segmented labour markets.
  • An understanding of internal and segmented labor markets helps explain variations in the social composition of the armed forces.
1.1 Zoology (Of an animal’s body or appendage) formed of a longitudinal series of similar parts: its body is clearly segmented the segmented worm
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  • The crustaceans are a class of the phylum Arthropoda, a large and important phylum that includes animals with a segmented body, hard exoskeleton, and many jointed legs.
  • Arthropods are bilaterally symmetrical protostomes with strongly segmented bodies.
  • These species are notable for the plesiomorphic retention of venation (albeit already quite reduced) in their tegmina, segmented cerci, and pentamerous tarsi.

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