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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.


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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In this market segment more so than others, it takes more than good product to win over American consumers.
The Sanger method routinely sequences DNA segments containing 800 base pairs, while the 454 Life Sciences report describes sequencing only 100-base-pair segments.
The study initially investigated the size, growth and market trends of this emerging segment.
This new line of TPUs (figure 1) is based on a soft, fast recrystallizing ether soft segment which offers good properties and very good processing characteristics.
Yankee coating technology continues to develop to support the premium tissue market segments.
Our technique allowed us to decompress the first genu and the labyrinthine segment of the nerve.
Whether reassortment of RNA segments is a factor in CCHF epidemiology is not known.
Segments are at different phases of development ranging from introduction (real-time data conferencing) to decline (standalone service provider email).
Midtown South's Chelsea and Park Avenue South/Madison Square segments each recorded monthly leasing activity of 50,000 square feet, followed by the Flatiron District with 40,000 square feet.
14 deals with the quantity of information that must be reported for both industry and geographical segments.
The explicit design of services to satisfy the needs of particular market segments is central to the segmentation approach.

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