segment


segment
I. segment seg‧ment 1 [ˈsegmənt] noun [countable]
1. ECONOMICS a part of the economy of a country or of a company's work:

• The shipbuilding segment has reported higher earnings.

• Within the health care segment, pharmaceuticals sales increased 17%.

segment of

• Commodity funds are the fastest-growing segment of the retail futures business.

2. also ˈmarket ˌsegment MARKETING a group of customers that share similar characteristics, such as age, income, interests, and social class:

• How can a manufacturer target his products successfully on his chosen market segments?

3. also ˈmarket ˌsegment MARKETING the products or services in a particular part of the market:

• Our aim is to reach the market segment between conventional motor inns and budget motels.

  [m0] II. 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 to it:

• Social class is a useful variable for segmenting consumer markets.

— segmentation noun [uncountable] :

• Product segmentation focuses on how consumers perceive and differentiate between available products.

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Ⅰ.
segment UK US /ˈsegmənt/ noun [C]
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.

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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 world economy.

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an industry segment

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There are a number of acquisition opportunities 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 profit margin in the overlaps between the three segments of Figure 1.1.

See also MARKET SEGMENT(Cf. ↑market segment)
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segment UK US /seɡˈment/ verb
[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 pursue niche strategies.

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The toy industry segments the market by age and gender.

segment (sth) into sth »

He argues that the car market is segmenting more and more into smaller groups of critical consumers.

[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
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There is a carefully segmented market in the making, with different designs carefully nuanced for every socioeconomic stratum.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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