What does section mean?

Definitions for section
ˈsɛk ʃənsec·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word section.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. section, subdivision(noun)

    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. section(noun)

    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. section(noun)

    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, segment(noun)

    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. section(noun)

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

  6. 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"

  7. section(noun)

    a land unit equal to 1 square mile

  8. section, plane section(noun)

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

  9. 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"

  10. section(noun)

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

  11. section(noun)

    a small army unit usually having a special function

  12. department, section(noun)

    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. section(noun)

    a segment of a citrus fruit

    "he ate a section of the orange"

  14. incision, section, surgical incision(verb)

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

  15. segment, section(verb)

    divide into segments

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

Wiktionary

  1. section(Noun)

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

  2. section(Noun)

    A part, piece, subdivision of anything.

  3. section(Noun)

    A part of a document.

  4. section(Noun)

    An act or instance of cutting.

  5. section(Noun)

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

  6. section(Noun)

    An incision or the act of making an incision.

  7. section(Noun)

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

  8. section(Noun)

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

  9. section(Noun)

    A right inverse.

  10. section(Verb)

    To cut, divide or separate into pieces.

  11. section(Verb)

    To commit, as for mental health reasons.

  12. section(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Section(noun)

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

  2. Section(noun)

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

  3. Section(noun)

    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. Section(noun)

    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. Section(noun)

    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. Section(noun)

    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. Section(noun)

    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. Section(noun)

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

  9. Section(noun)

    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.

Suggested Resources

  1. section

    Song lyrics by section -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by section on the Lyrics.com website.

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

Anagrams for section »

  1. noetics

  2. notices

How to pronounce section?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say section in sign language?

  1. section

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. G.K. Chesterton:

    A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.

  2. Keith Altman:

    I think that [Section] 230 needs to be looked at and maybe more clearly defined.

  3. Mazin Shekhi:

    We put them in a section alone to avoid them making problems with the displaced.

  4. Jonas Wahlstrom:

    For some reason KLM (the airline) did not want crocodiles in the passenger section.

  5. Erna Millan:

    I also came to buy a Cesarean section kit for my daughter, who is about to give birth.

Images & Illustrations of section

  1. sectionsectionsectionsectionsection

Popularity rank by frequency of use

section#1#293#10000

Translations for section

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for section »

Translation

Find a translation for the section definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these section definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"section." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 26 Jun 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/section>.

Are we missing a good definition for section? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for section:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.