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Definitions of segmentation

  1. The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self-division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A dividing into segments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. A dividing or splitting into segments. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for segmentation

  1. Out of this agitation arises a little spot, that is usually round, and enlarges progressively to reach a maximum, after which it diminishes, with frequent segmentation and shrinkage. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  2. It expresses one of the prime characteristics of this class of animals, namely, that of segmentation – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley