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segment

noun [C] uk   /ˈseɡ.mənt/ us  
any of the parts into which something (especially a circle or sphere) can be divided or into which it is naturally divided: The salad was decorated with segments of orange. People over the age of 85 make up the fastest-growing population segment.

segment

verb [I or T] uk   /seɡˈment/ us    /ˈseɡ.ment/ formal
to divide something into different parts: City Insurance segmented the market into three by issuing three types of policy.
segmentation
noun [U] uk   /ˌseɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of segment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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