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

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

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The company is also applying new network segmentation strategies to limit lateral movement across systems, as well as to put further limits on network access. Kate Fazzini, WSJ, "New Equifax CISO Tightens Structure Post-Breach," 6 Sep. 2018 In the past, such segmentation was considered a bureaucratic hassle for travel departments. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Your Rock-Solid Case for Flying Business Class for Work," 10 Oct. 2018 Faults generated by violations of memory segmentation and those created by trying to execute invalid instructions don't permit Meltdown attacks, either. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Spectre, Meltdown researchers unveil 7 more speculative execution attacks," 14 Nov. 2018 Other areas like object segmentation, which is what lets software differentiate between an image’s background and its subject, has increased in precision by 72 percent in just three years. Nick Statt, The Verge, "The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly," 12 Dec. 2018 Then, there’s another strategy which is this sort of segmentation not exactly based on the needs on the entrepreneur. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Term Sheet - Thursday, July 12," 12 July 2018 Unfortunately, the current geopolitical situation in the world only boosts the global segmentation of the internet and introduces many obstacles for researchers and investigators. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Hackers who sabotaged the Olympic games return for more mischief," 19 June 2018 Even more exciting, the general strategy of In Codice Ratio—jigsaw segmentation, plus crowdsourced training of the software—could easily be adapted to read texts in other languages. Sam Kean, The Atlantic, "Artificial Intelligence Is Unlocking the Vatican's Secret Archives," 30 Apr. 2018 Even with that well-intentioned stab at segmentation, the attacker can simply springboard from the camera to attack the router next. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "An Elaborate Hack Shows How Much Damage IoT Bugs Can Do," 16 Apr. 2018

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of segmentation

: the process of dividing something into parts or segments


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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