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, division(noun)
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 section(noun)
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
section, discussion section(noun)
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 incision(verb)
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.
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.
Song lyrics by section -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by section on the Lyrics.com website.
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
Examples of section in a Sentence
A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
I think that [Section] 230 needs to be looked at and maybe more clearly defined.
We put them in a section alone to avoid them making problems with the displaced.
For some reason KLM (the airline) did not want crocodiles in the passenger section.
I also came to buy a Cesarean section kit for my daughter, who is about to give birth.
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Translations for section
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- جزء, قسمArabic
- seccióCatalan, Valencian
- paragraf, řez, oddílCzech
- Abschnitt, Teil, Paragraf, StückGerman
- sección, pelotónSpanish
- lohko, jaos, sektio, osa, pykälä, jakso, leikkaus, kohta, luku, kappale, leike, osasto, artikla, jakaa, leikata, lohkoaFinnish
- article, section, sectionnerFrench
- pàirt, roinn, earrann, cuid, cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
- sezione, articolo, sezionareItalian
- seksi, seksyenMalay
- subdiviziune, secționare, incizie, tăietură, sector, tăiere, secțiune, secție, segment, despărțitură, parte, departamentRomanian
- раздел, срез, сечение, секция, разрез, отрезок, разрезание, рассечениеRussian
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