What does section mean?

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ˈsɛk ʃənsec·tion

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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.

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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  2. notices

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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. Stephen Mather:

    The parks do not belong to one state or to one section, the Yosemite, the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon are national properties in which every citizen has a vested interest; they belong as much to the man of Massachusetts, of Michigan, of Florida, as they do to the people of California, of Wyoming, and of Arizona.

  2. Alyssa Reidhead:

    But last week, to the Reidheads ’ surprise, their newborn boy entered the world alive and crying, just like a healthy newborn, after being delivered via C-section at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. The couple named him Will. He’s not hooked up to anything, he’s breathing fine. He’s lifting his head. He’s moving around. He’s pretty much acting like a completely normal baby.

  3. Alan Yang:

    The effect is that, hopefully, you put yourself in the character's shoes for a second, and it makes you lean in and pay attention, as opposed to just letting it go by while you check your phone, you can't watch that section looking at your phone.

  4. Adam Mosseri:

    The issue of fake news on Facebook has been a hot topic for months, particularly during the recent U.S. presidential election. In one hoax article, for example, Pope Francis was falsely reported to have endorsed Donald Trump. FACEBOOK's' FAKE NEWS' HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA REVAMP, EXPERTS SAY Facebook’s Trending Topics section also fell prey to some high-profile fake stories after the social network implemented an algorithmic feed this summer. These included a false article that Fox News had fired anchor Megyn Kelly and a hoax article about the Sept. 11 attacks. On another occasion a seemingly innocent hashtag that appeared in Trending Topics linked to an inappropriate video. The social network announced Thursday that it will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it, which they can do by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post. If enough people report a story as fake, Facebook will pass it to third-party fact-checking organizations that are part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network. Five fact-checking and news organizations are working with the company on this : The Associated Press, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes. Facebook says this group is likely to expand. FACEBOOK BLOCKS CAR INSURER FROM PROFILING USERS In his blog post, Adam Mosseri explained that if the fact-checking organizations identify a story as a fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to a corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed, he added. While users will still be able to share these stories, they will receive a warning that the story has been disputed. Additionally, once a story is flagged, it can not be made into an ad and promoted, according to Facebook. The Menlo Park, California-based firm will also be looking for signs that a story has misled people in some way, such as instances where people are significantly less likely to share a story after reading it. FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES FUME AFTER PUSH TO CENSOR TRUMP POSTS REBUFFED Facebook, which gave a preview of its anti-fake news strategy last month, is also looking to disrupt financial incentives for spammers. On the buying side we’ve eliminated the ability to spoof domains, which will reduce the prevalence of sites that pretend to be real publications.

  5. The CPAC spokesman:

    It confirms that coverage related to CPAC that should have been included in the ‘ trending ’ section was intentionally suppressed, what was the story that was spiked, and why was it spiked ?

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