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    Adjective

    What is the difference between: a) segmented and segmental; b) post-tensioned and post-tensioning?

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    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by melg View Post
    What is the difference between: a) segmented and segmental; b) post-tensioned and post-tensioning?
    Difficult to say without a context, but
    a) I think segmented is used when there are physically separate segments eg an earthworm is a segmented animal, and segmental when the concept is indicated and is more about partial segmentation - right now I can't actually think of an example.
    b) sometimes the context in which you read the words tell you how to use them, but I will add that post-tensioning could also be the noun, while post-tensioned is the adjective: post-tensioned cables ??
    Hopefully someone who is more familiar with the words can help out.

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