noun Date: 1851 the process of dividing into segments; especially the formation of many cells from a single cell (as in a developing egg)

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  • segmentation — [ sɛgmɑ̃tasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1847; de segment 1 ♦ Littér. Division en segments. ⇒ fractionnement, fragmentation. ♢ Inform. Découpage d un programme en segments. 2 ♦ Biol. Première phase de l ontogenèse, au cours de laquelle l œuf se morcelle. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Segmentation — may mean: *Market segmentation, in economics Biology *A morphogenesis process that divides a metazoan body into a series of semi repetitive segments *Segmentation (biology), the structure that results from said processComputing *Segmentation… …   Wikipedia

  • Segmentation — Seg men*ta tion, 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. [1913 Webster] {Segmentation cavity} (Biol …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segmentation — Segmentation, Furchung, s. Entwickelungsgeschichte, S. 844 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • segmentation — index disassociation, division (act of dividing), split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • segmentation — (n.) 1851, from SEGMENT (Cf. segment) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • segmentation — [seg΄men tā′shən, seg΄məntā′shən] n. 1. a dividing or being divided into segments 2. Biol. the progressive growth and cleavage of a single cell into many others to form a new organism …   English World dictionary

  • Segmentation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Segmentation », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) De manière générale, le mot segmentation… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • segmentation — segment seg‧ment 2 [segˈment] verb [transitive] MARKETING to divide a large group of people into smaller groups of people of a similar age or with similar incomes, interests etc, so that products that are most suitable for each group can be sold… …   Financial and business terms

  • segmentation — /seg meuhn tay sheuhn/, n. 1. division into segments. 2. Biol. a. the subdivision of an organism or of an organ into more or less equivalent parts. b. cell division. [1850 55; SEGMENT + ATION] * * * ▪ zoology also called  metamerism, or metameric …   Universalium

  • segmentation — seg|men|ta|tion [ˌsegmenˈteıʃən, mən ] n [U] when something divides or is divided into smaller parts segmentation of ▪ the segmentation of society …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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