segment definition, meaning - what is segment in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “segment”

See all translations

segment

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈseɡ.mənt/
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   us   /ˌseɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of segment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of segment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “segment”

Definitions of “segment” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More