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Meaning of “segment” in the English Dictionary

"segment" in British English

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segmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈseɡ.mənt/
one of the ​smallergroups or ​amounts that a ​largergroup or ​amount can be ​divided into: People over the ​age of 85 make up the fastest-growing segment of the ​population. Each of these ​products is ​aimed at a ​specific market segment. mathematics part of a ​circle that is ​divided from the ​rest by a ​line, or ​part of a sphere that is ​divided from the ​rest by two planes one of the ​smallparts that a ​fruit such as an ​orange is ​naturallydivided into: The ​salad was ​decorated with segments of ​orange. a ​shortpiece of ​film that ​formspart of a ​television or ​radioprogramme, or that is ​broadcast on the internet: CNN last ​weekbroadcast a segment on ​homicides in the ​city.

segmentverb [I or T]

uk   /seɡˈment/  us   /ˈseɡ.ment/ formal
(Definition of segment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"segment" in American English

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segmentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈseɡ·mənt/
any of the ​parts into which something can be ​divided: The ​newsprogramcontained a ​brief segment on ​white-collarcrime. A segment is also one of several ​parts of an ​orange, ​lemon, or ​similarlydividedfruits. biology A segment is also one of the ​parts of the ​body of an ​insect. mathematics A segment is also one ​part of a ​line that has two end ​points.
(Definition of segment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"segment" in Business English

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segmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈseɡmənt/
MARKETING a ​group of ​customers for a ​product or ​service, who have similar characteristics or ​needs: Private ​contractors are having ​success in ​certain segments of the ​market. consumer/​customer segments
ECONOMICS a ​part into which something such as the ​economy or a company's ​work can be ​divided: a growing/large/narrow segment of sb/sth Technology ​includes the fastest-growing segments of the ​worldeconomy. anindustry segment There are a ​number of ​acquisitionopportunities on the horizon for each of the company's business segments.
GRAPHS & CHARTS a ​part or ​section into which a ​chart, etc. is ​divided: You can see the ​size of the ​profitmargin in the overlaps between the three segments of Figure 1.1.

segmentverb

uk   us   /seɡˈment/
[I or T] MARKETING to ​divide a ​market into different ​groups of ​customers who have similar characteristics or ​needs: By segmenting ​customers and ​products, ​technology has given ​banks the ​kind of ​data they need to ​pursuenichestrategies. The toy ​industry segments the ​market by age and ​gender.segment (sth) into sth He argues that the ​carmarket is segmenting more and more into ​smallergroups of ​criticalconsumers.
[T] to ​divide something into different ​parts: That is one of the reasons why we are segmenting the ​company further.segment sth into sth The ​store was segmented into different ​areas for different ​customers.
segmented
adjective
There is a carefully segmented ​market in the making, with different ​designs carefully nuanced for every ​socioeconomic stratum.
(Definition of segment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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