SEGMENT          Initiate Segment Definition                   MASM Directive

name      SEGMENT   [align] [combine] ['class']
name      ENDS

Marks the beginning of a segment.

Notes:     A segment is a collection of instructions or data whose
addresses are all computed relative to the same segment
register.

Your program may have more than one segment definition
using the same name. The assembler treats all segments
having the same name as one segment.

The align, combine, and class parameters should be
specified in the order outlined above, if they are
included.  All of these parameters are optional.

The align parameter, if included, tells the assembler
how to select a starting address for the segment. See
each of the following options for a more detailed
description: BYTE, WORD, PARA, and PAGE.

The combine parameter, if included, tells the assembler
how to handle multiple segments of the same name. See
each of the following options for a more detailed
description: PUBLIC, STACK, COMMON, MEMORY, and AT.

The 'class' parameter, if included, tells LINK which
segments are to be loaded into contiguous memory blocks,
one after the other.  The class name must be enclosed
within single quotation marks.  Unless /ML or /MX is
used, the class name is case-insensitive.  Note that a
class name can not be assigned to any other symbol in a
program.

See also: BYTE
See also: WORD
See also: PARA
See also: PAGE
See also: STACK
See also: COMMON
See also: MEMORY
See also: AT

SEGMENT Initiate Segment Definition