In networks, a section of a network
that is bounded by bridges
. Dividing an Ethernet
into multiple segments is one of the most common ways of increasing available bandwidth on the LAN. If segmented correctly, most network traffic will remain within a single segment, enjoying the full 10 Mbps bandwidth. Hubs and switches are used to connect each segment to the rest of the LAN.
(2) In virtual memory systems, a variable-sized portion of data that is swapped in and out of main memory. Contrast with page.
(3) In graphics, a piece of a polyline, which is a fixed-sized portion of data.