segmentation

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noun seg·men·ta·tion \ˌseg-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\

Definition of segmentation

  1. :  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

  1. the segmentation of the population

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First Known Use of segmentation

1851


SEGMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners

segmentation

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Definition of segmentation for English Language Learners

  • : the process of dividing something into parts or segments


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segmentation

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noun seg·men·ta·tion \ˌseg-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of segmentation

  1. 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. 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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