section applies to a relatively small or uniform part.
the entertainment section of the newspaper
segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage.
the retired segment of the population
fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off.
only a fragment of the play still exists
Examples of segment in a Sentence
The railroad track is divided into segments.
I think I lost one segment of this model kit. Verb
Market researchers have segmented the population into different age groups.
Recent Examples on the Web
Last year, the sector was the only segment of the S&P 500 to end with gains after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent oil prices surging.—WSJ, 11 Sep. 2023 This is just one segment of claims facing the company.—Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 8 Sep. 2023 That and more in this week’s listener question segment.—Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 The sales decline was mainly in the pork and chicken segments, Tyson said.—John Magsam, Arkansas Online, 8 Sep. 2023 Speaking of Harry Dunne, one segment features Daniels doing an interview between the character and himself.—Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 7 Sep. 2023 Since Apollo is the guide throughout the story, the audience only becomes privy to Emma’s experiences in Episode 6 (which is the most compelling segment).—Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 7 Sep. 2023 Upcoming segments will include Antetokounmpo, Copeland, and aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard.—Carol Besler, Robb Report, 7 Sep. 2023 The polarizing radio legend speaks in pithy soundbites that should help this hurried segment cruise smoother than others will.—Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 6 Sep. 2023
Like segmenting targets or executing tactical next steps.—Laxman Papineni, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Who made the list The list was segmented into 25 large companies (1,000 or more employees) and 75 small- and medium-sized companies (10 to 999 employees).—Ted Kitterman, Fortune, 21 June 2023 Another way to look at the race is segmenting out voters who are only considering Trump and comparing them to voters considering him and at least one other candidate.—Kabir Khanna, CBS News, 13 June 2023 The compositions are often segmented into grids, and modeling and simulated shadows create the illusion of depth.—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023 The Wai Kai Wave also goes on for some 100 feet and is segmented into three lanes, allowing for up to 10 surfers per lane.—Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 21 July 2023 The various topics Dreamers & Doers has been publishing articles on have also inspired new offerings for the community, including dedicated programming and masterminds segmented for six-, seven-, and eight-figure business leaders, plus events focused on industry specializations.—Jia Wertz, Forbes, 17 July 2023 The findings were also racially segmented, Elliot said.—Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 21 June 2023 Who made the list The list was segmented into two categories: Large companies with more than 1,000 employees and small- and medium-sized companies with 10 to 999 employees.—Ted Kitterman, Fortune, 21 June 2023 See More
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