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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  
Translations of “segment”
in Spanish segmento…
in French segment…
in German der Teil, das Segment…
in Chinese (Traditional) 部分, 片, 段…
in Russian доля, сегмент…
in Turkish dilim, bölüm, parça…
in Chinese (Simplified) 部分, 片, 段…
in Polish część, odcinek…
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