from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Division into segments.
- n. Embryology See cleavage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or an instance of dividing into segments.
- n. The state of being divided into segments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self-division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of cutting into segments; a division into segments; the condition of being divided into segments; the manner in which a segmented part is divided.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
- n. the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But I do wonder if extending the segmentation is appropriate.
Significant revenues from other categories may eventually return to newspapers, magazines and broadcast entities, when new media segmentation is better understood.
Also, to Twags point below, segmentation is really important -- especially with a limited marketing budget, it's also a tough exercise sometimes but totally worth it.
That being said, segmentation is a blunt instrument.
I have also continued to be interested in segmentation genes, as well as genes affecting segmental identity.
Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric F. Wieschaus decided to find out how segmentation is controlled by genes in the newly fertilized egg of the Drosophila fruit fly.
In particular, the recognition engine preferably applies a word segmentation model to the ink information it is receiving on-the-fly.
Mr. Schultz has said that he sees "segmentation" -- carving out new segments of the business that appeal to different clientele -- as a way of combating the sales slowdown and appealing to both affluent and penny-pinching customers.
It's important to create what Dr. Jay Mulki calls "segmentation" when you work at home.
It's called segmentation, and it shows that we have - now more than ever - the ability to shape our own realities.