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Segment - definitions

Segment - A segment is a major subgroup of a mailing list. Each segment typically has a name, count, and price and is shown on the list's data card. For example, 30-day hotline buyers might be a segment of a catalog list.

[Category=Direct Marketing ]

Source: NextMark, 19 August 2009 16:09:19, ?glossaryTermId=a0800000000DiCqAAK External

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Segment - Sentence or phrase that is separated from the rest of a text based on language construction rules such as punctuation.

[Category=Localization/Localisation ]

Source: Common Sense Advisory, 25 January 2010 08:13:54, External

Segment - A portion of a list or file selected on the basis of a special set of characteristics.

[Category=Database Marketing ]

Source: Postcom, 06 April 2010 11:43:10, External

segment - A segment is a defined portion or section of something larger such as a database, geometric object, or network. The term is used in database management, graphics, and communications.

1) In a database, a segment is a portion of the database that consists of one or more extents. Each extent is in turn made up of units called blocks, which are the smallest database units. One or more segments make up a tablespace.

2) In graphics, a segment is defined by the shortest possible path between two points. In a bitmap, the thinnest possible segment is the set of all pixels that lie closest to the shortest path between two points. In vector graphics, a segment is generated by specifying two end points and then executing operations that construct a straight line between and including those points. Two or more segments placed end-to-end form a polyline.

3) In communications, a segment is a portion of a network. Within a network segment, data can flow between any two points without having to pass through switches, routers, bridges, or hubs. The size of a segment can be defined by the number of workstations within it, or by the amount of network traffic it carries.

Related glossary terms: Binary Large Object (BLOB), data structure, catalog, data mart, ECMAScript (European Computer Manufacturers Association Script), Visual FoxPro, block, flat file

[Category=Data Management ]

Source:, 07 September 2013 08:44:31, External  

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