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Business Segment

A division or subset of a business' operations, especially in large corporations. For a division to be considered a segment, it must directly earn revenue for the company. For example, a heavily diversified corporation may have one segment dedicated to telecommunications, another to manufacturing, and a third to energy. It is also known simply as a segment. Internally, each segment's expenses and revenues are accounted for separately.

segment

An identifiable part of a business organization. For example, a large corporation might have a number of segments including industrial, aerospace, and leisure products. Also called business segment.
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Whether used alone or in conjunction with other segmentation algorithms, F.
Interactive Segmentation takes advantage of our high fidelity imaging to provide a totally new paradigm for quick, accurate and efficient 3D segmentation," said Kevin Kreeger, Ph.
Interactive Segmentation at the 101st Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, November 29 -- December 3, in Chicago (McCormick Place, North Building, Hall B, Booth #7510).
Interactive Segmentation, which enables a user to quickly, interactively and easily segment anatomic regions of interest in real time.
Table 3: Russia Computer Hardware Market Segmentation II: % Share, by Value, 2005
TABLE 9 GLOBAL APPLICATION SPECIFIC IP MARKET REVENUE SEGMENTATION,
TABLE 10 GLOBAL APPLICATION SPECIFIC IP MARKET VOLUME SEGMENTATION,
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A previously unpublished survey of 200 executives worldwide, conducted by management consulting firm Marakon Associates and the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2004, found that 59% from large companies (sales of $500 million or greater) had carried out a major segmentation exercise during the previous two years.
The survey also confirmed that segmentation is considered an important tool for developing growth strategies.
Since gaining wide acceptance in the 1960s, segmentation has become a hugely popular technique among marketers for identifying potential new customers and justifying proposed initiatives with hard data.