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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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This means that the behavior segment (response <-> stimulus) is not an isolated affair but part of a simultaneous set of multiple interdependent participating elements with relationships changing in real time.
With respect to the dependent variable, we accept the common-sense conclusion that the untrained raters are responding to real differences in the quality of the behavior segments that they have observed.
Furthermore, acts of memory (remembering) in which imaging or subvocalized verbalization might be interpreted as cognitivistic mediating devices are viewed as involving precurrent components of behavior segments. To take an example from Kantor (1924): Some thing or a sign ...

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