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Definition of segmentation

: the process of dividing into segments especially : the formation of many cells from a single cell (as in a developing egg)

Examples of segmentation in a Sentence

the segmentation of the population
Recent Examples on the Web Motherboard makers are releasing BIOS updates for all their 600-series boards and not just the expensive ones, so this segmentation problem shouldn't exist this time. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 25 July 2022 Add additional data elements to round out your segmentation strategy. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 3 May 2022 These larger companies have tight product segmentation. Andrew Weaver, Outside Online, 24 Aug. 2021 In 2009, the firm recommended a technique known as segmentation. New York Times, 29 June 2022 There is no one-size-fits-all solution to meeting the charging demands ahead, so only a deep understanding of the segmentation of the market and its requirements will drive adoption and healthy growth. Jordan Ramer, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Most sales leaders think of marketing, customer segmentation and hiring the right talent. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 June 2022 Spotify’s deeper segmentation is a crucial strategy in turning casual watchers into dedicated fans of the latest title. Partner Content, Variety, 2 June 2022 Marketing teams run the segmentation for their accounts from the CRM system and leverage the ABM system firmographics data to segment further on the ABM campaigns. Buyan Thyagarajan, Forbes, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of segmentation

1851, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Segmentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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seg·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌseg-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce segmentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of segmentation

1 : the act or process of dividing into segments especially : the formation of many cells from a single cell (as in a developing egg)
2 : annular contraction of smooth muscle (as of the intestine) that seems to cut the part affected into segments — compare peristalsis

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