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In many practical planar circuitries, the circuit pattern can be divided into several segments which themselves have simpler shapes such as rectangles. The segmentation method proposed in this short paper is a method in which the characteristics of a planar circuit are computed by combining those of the segmented elements. It features a relatively short computer time required. The principle and computer algorithm are described. Finally, as an example, the application of the proposed method to the trial-and-error optimum design of a ladder-type 3-dB hybrid is described.