subsegment

noun

sub·​seg·​ment ˌsəb-ˈseg-mənt How to pronounce subsegment (audio)
variants or sub-segment
plural sub-segment or sub-segments
: a segment that is part of a larger segment
… one of the fastest growing subsegments of the fastest growing category in the car and truck biz, to wit: luxury sport-utility vehicles.Tony Swan

Examples of subsegment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of the other subsegments – revenue cycle, operations, analytics and compliance software – are all expected to grow at rates ranging from 8% to nearly 20%. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Now Subaru has retraced AMC's steps into the sport-utility-sedan subsegment with its new Legacy Sport Utility Sedan. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 15 July 2022 For the better part of the 2021 calendar year, a subsegment of Michigan State basketball fans treated Joey Hauser like a pariah. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 13 Jan. 2022 The acquisition will expand Grace’s existing pharma portfolio within its Pharma & Consumer subsegment, the fastest-growing part of Grace’s materials technologies business. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, 25 Feb. 2021 That's because of the subsegment within the Russian population which is fertile keeps increase its proportion, and the aggregate rate of change shifts along with that. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 21 Oct. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subsegment was in 1805

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“Subsegment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsegment. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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