Meaning of SEGMENT in English

SEGMENT

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A ~ of something is one part of it, considered separately from the rest.

...the poorer ~s of society.

...the third ~ of his journey.

= section

N-COUNT: N of n

2.

A ~ of fruit such as an orange or grapefruit is one of the sections into which it is easily divided.

N-COUNT

3.

A ~ of a circle is one of the two parts into which it is divided when you draw a straight line through it.

N-COUNT: usu N of n

4.

A ~ of a market is one part of it, considered separately from the rest.

Three-to-five day cruises are the fastest-growing ~ of the market...

Women’s tennis is the market leader in a growing market ~–women’s sports.

N-COUNT

5.

If a company ~s a market, it divides it into separate parts, usually in order to improve marketing opportunities. (BUSINESS)

The big six record companies are multinational, and thus can ~ the world market into national ones.

VERB: V n into n

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