Definitions for section
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word section.
a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
"he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
"sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
"no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"
one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
"a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"
a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
part, section, divisionnoun
one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
"the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
a land unit equal to 1 square mile
section, plane sectionnoun
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
section, discussion sectionnoun
a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
"a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course"
a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
a small army unit usually having a special function
a specialized division of a large organization
"you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
a segment of a citrus fruit
"he ate a section of the orange"
incision, section, surgical incisionverb
the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
divide into segments
"segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.
A part, piece, subdivision of anything.
A part of a document.
An act or instance of cutting.
A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).
An incision or the act of making an incision.
A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.
A group of 10-15 soldiers lead by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.
A right inverse.
To cut, divide or separate into pieces.
To commit, as for mental health reasons.
A piece of residential land usually a quarter of an acre, a plot.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: section, French; sectio, Latin.
In the section of bodies, man, of all sensible creatures, has the fullest brain to his proportion. Henry Wotton.
Instead of their law, which they might not read openly, they read of the prophets, that which in likeness of matter came nearest to each section of their law. Richard Hooker.
The production of volatile salts I reserve ’till I mention them in another section. Boyle.
Without breaking in upon the connection of his language, it is hardly possible to give a distinct view of his several arguments in distinct sections. John Locke.
A section can be defined as a distinct, separate part or subdivision of a larger whole, often forming one of several components. This term can be used in multiple contexts such as in a book, document, piece of legislation, or geographical area, among others. It may also refer to a cut made across something to view it perpendicularly.
the act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies
a part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice
a distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character /, often used to denote such a division
a distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct
one of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws
the figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point
a division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; -- often indicated by the sign /
a part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase
the description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile
A section is a small military unit in some armies. In many armies, it is a squad of seven to twelve soldiers. However in France and armies based on the French model, it is the sub-division of a company.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sek′shun, n. act of cutting: a division: a portion: a distinct part of a book: the plan of any object cut through, as it were, to show its interior: the line formed by the intersection of two surfaces: the surface formed when a solid is cut by a plane: one of the squares, each containing 640 acres, into which the public lands of the United States are divided: (zool.) a group: the sign §, as a mark of reference.—v.t. to divide into sections, as a ship; to reduce to the degree of thinness required for study with the microscope.—adjs. Sec′tile, Sec′tive, capable of being cut.—n. Sectil′ity.—adj. Sec′tional, pertaining to a section or distinct part: local.—n. Sec′tionalism, the spirit of a class, commercial or political.—adv. Sec′tionally.—ns. Sec′tion-beam, in warping, a roller which receives the yarn from the spools; Sec′tion-cut′ter, an instrument used for making sections for microscopic work.—v.t. Sec′tionise, to render sectional in scope or spirit.—ns. Sec′tion-lin′er, a draftsman's instrument for ruling parallel lines; Sec′tion-plane, a cut surface; Sec′tioplanog′raphy, a method of laying down the sections of engineering work in railways; Sec′tiuncle, a petty sect.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. As applied to ships or naval aircraft, a tactical subdivision of a division. It is normally one-half of a division in the case of ships, and two aircraft in the case of aircraft. 2. A subdivision of an office, installation, territory, works, or organization; especially a major subdivision of a staff. 3. A tactical unit of the Army and Marine Corps. A section is smaller than a platoon and larger than a squad. In some organizations the section, rather than the squad, is the basic tactical unit. 4. An area in a warehouse extending from one wall to the next; usually the largest subdivision of one floor.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A draught or figure representing the internal parts of a ship cut by a plane at any particular place athwart ships or longitudinally.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A certain proportion of a battalion or company, when it is told off for military movements and evolutions.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'section' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #491
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'section' in Written Corpus Frequency: #893
Rank popularity for the word 'section' in Nouns Frequency: #137
The numerical value of section in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of section in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
My boredom threshold is low at the best of times but I have spent more time being slowly and excruciatingly bored by children than any other section of the human race.
If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
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In general, Utah Valley Hospital is an advocate for skin-to-skin contact between a mother and newborn directly after birth. Skin-to-skin is a best practice with proven benefits for both mom and baby. We do everything possible to allow skin-to-skin after both vaginal and C-section births, in the case of a C-section, where the bedside caregiver is occupied caring for the mother during surgery, an additional nurse is brought into the OR to allow the infant to remain in the OR suite with the mother. This is to ensure both patients remain safe. There is an additional charge associated with bringing an extra caregiver into the OR. The charge is not for holding the baby, but for the additional caregiver needed to maintain the highest levels of patient safety.
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Translations for section
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- جزء, قسمArabic
- seccióCatalan, Valencian
- řez, oddíl, paragrafCzech
- Abschnitt, Stück, Paragraf, TeilGerman
- pelotón, secciónSpanish
- luku, leikkaus, kohta, lohko, lohkoa, jaos, kappale, leike, leikata, osasto, artikla, jakaa, jakso, sektio, pykälä, osaFinnish
- article, sectionner, sectionFrench
- earrann, pàirt, roinn, cuid, cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
- sezionare, sezione, articoloItalian
- seksi, seksyenMalay
- secție, secționare, secțiune, segment, incizie, despărțitură, subdiviziune, tăiere, sector, parte, departament, tăieturăRomanian
- секция, рассечение, разрезание, отрезок, разрез, сечение, срез, разделRussian
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