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SEGMENTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does segmentation mean? 

SEGMENTATION (noun)
  The noun SEGMENTATION has 2 senses:

1. (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
2. the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

  Familiarity information: SEGMENTATION used as a noun is rare.


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SEGMENTATION (noun)


Sense 1segmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

segmentation; cleavage

Hypernyms ("segmentation" is a kind of...):

cell division; cellular division (the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells)

Domain category:

embryology (the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms)

Holonyms ("segmentation" is a part of...):

gestation; maternity; pregnancy (the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus)


Sense 2segmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sectionalisation; sectionalization; partition; partitioning; segmentation; division

Hypernyms ("segmentation" is a kind of...):

separation (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "segmentation"):

subdivision (the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided)

septation (the division or partitioning of a cavity into parts by a septum)

zoning (dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc)


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