What does section mean?

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ˈsɛk ʃənsec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. section, subdivisionnoun

    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"

  2. sectionnoun

    a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope

    "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"

  3. sectionnoun

    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"

  4. section, segmentnoun

    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"

  5. sectionnoun

    a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

  6. 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"

  7. sectionnoun

    a land unit equal to 1 square mile

  8. section, plane sectionnoun

    (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

  9. 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"

  10. sectionnoun

    a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

  11. sectionnoun

    a small army unit usually having a special function

  12. department, sectionnoun

    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"

  13. sectionnoun

    a segment of a citrus fruit

    "he ate a section of the orange"

  14. incision, section, surgical incisionverb

    the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

  15. segment, sectionverb

    divide into segments

    "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"

Wiktionary

  1. sectionnoun

    A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.

  2. sectionnoun

    A part, piece, subdivision of anything.

  3. sectionnoun

    A part of a document.

  4. sectionnoun

    An act or instance of cutting.

  5. sectionnoun

    A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).

  6. sectionnoun

    An incision or the act of making an incision.

  7. sectionnoun

    A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.

  8. sectionnoun

    A group of 10-15 soldiers lead by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.

  9. sectionnoun

    A right inverse.

  10. sectionverb

    To cut, divide or separate into pieces.

  11. sectionverb

    To commit, as for mental health reasons.

  12. sectionnoun

    A piece of residential land usually a quarter of an acre, a plot.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sectionnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sectionnoun

    the act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies

  2. Sectionnoun

    a part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice

  3. Sectionnoun

    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

  4. Sectionnoun

    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

  5. Sectionnoun

    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

  6. Sectionnoun

    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

  7. Sectionnoun

    a division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; -- often indicated by the sign /

  8. Sectionnoun

    a part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase

  9. Sectionnoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Section

    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

  1. Section

    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. section

    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

  1. section

    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

  1. section

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'section' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #491

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'section' in Written Corpus Frequency: #893

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'section' in Nouns Frequency: #137

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  1. noetics

  2. notices

  3. contise

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of section in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of section in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of section in a Sentence

  1. Simon Karger from technology developers:

    With Chimaera, what we've done is we've combined smart sensing technology, pre-operative planning, we've taken small implant form-factors; and we've combined both implant delivery with surgical tool to provide a completely connected, unified surgical system that has the potential to take a surgery that maybe only four or five people in the world can carry out today and make it accessible to a broad cross-section of general surgeons. By doing that we make it accessible to a much, much broader patient population.

  2. Ali Shihabi:

    If there are activists on the women's section, there will be activists on the Islamists section and then they'll say' why are you arresting clerics when these girls are doing X, Y, Z ? Is it just because the Americans like them and they're being celebrated in the West ?' that's the sort of balancing act that the government has to claim.

  3. Probarb:

    It is difficult to understand what kind of virus is this that can remain suspended in air on street but can't enter houses, comes on weekly off day for a certain time period, affects common people but not big wigs, benefits a certain section of people.

  4. Srivatsan Jayasankar:

    We wanted to highlight privileges that people have while staying home, their basic necessities completely taken care while a large section of the community were actually still struggling to get their basic needs met.

  5. Law School professor Richard Briffault:

    The executive order itself does not do anything that carries legal consequences, the( executive order) is actually pretty toothless in that all of the sections of law he invokes do not deprive the Department of Health of its power as the ultimate decision maker regarding measures necessary to inhibit the spread of communicable diseases as outlined in Section 1003.22( 3) of Florida Statutes.

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