segmentation

noun
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
Recent Examples on the Web This consumer segmentation is aided by the rising role data and analytics play in informing how corporations spend their advertising dollars. Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune, "General Mills aims new yogurt at people packing in the protein," 27 Apr. 2021 Optimize your business page on LinkedIn by aligning your content with your customer profile and segmentation. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "15 Techniques For Boosting Engagement On LinkedIn," 16 Apr. 2021 Silver Peak's zero trust segmentation aims to eliminate the IoT threat by directing devices and users to only communicate with other endpoints tied to its role and function. Will Townsend, Forbes, "HPE Aruba And Its Edge To Cloud Vision," 21 Apr. 2021 Ultimately, this will set your organization up for success and provide the groundwork for optimal sales segmentation. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "Struggling To Segment Sales? Try These 14 Strategies," 5 Apr. 2021 But in an age of declining daily newspapers and political segmentation of the media, when was the last time anyone noticed? Michael Taube, WSJ, "Canceling the Comics," 17 Mar. 2021 About a year ago, the company released new ground segmentation Lenses. Rebecca Bellan, Forbes, "Snap Lens Studio 3.4 Update Brings Better Hand And Body Tracking, AR Asset Library," 28 Feb. 2021 By 2019, that gap had grown to 24%, largely due to this growing labor market segmentation. Gad Levanon For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "The wage gap between White and Black workers keeps getting worse. Here's one solution," 15 Mar. 2021 On Thursday, Snap released Lens Studio 3.4, adding improved hand tracking, 3D multi-body tracking and full body segmentation to its AR offerings, reports Next Reality. Rebecca Bellan, Forbes, "Snap Lens Studio 3.4 Update Brings Better Hand And Body Tracking, AR Asset Library," 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of segmentation

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of segmentation was in 1851

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“Segmentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/segmentation. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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segmentation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of segmentation

: the process of dividing something into parts or segments

segmentation

noun
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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