section meaning

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section noun
1. (writing) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
Related: subdivision
  • "he always turns first to the business section"
  • "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
2. (slice) 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. (area) 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. (part) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
Related: segment
  • "a section of a fishing rod"
  • "metal sections were used below ground"
  • "finished the final segment of the road"
5. (team) a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
6. (square_mile) a land unit equal to 1 square mile
7. (area) (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
Related: plane_section
8. (class) a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
Related: discussion_section
  • "a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course"
9. (musical_organization) a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
10. (army_unit) a small army unit usually having a special function
11. (segment) a segment of a citrus fruit
  • "he ate a section of the orange"
part noun
1. (concept) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
Related: section, division
  • "the written part of the exam"
  • "the finance section of the company"
  • "the BBC's engineering division"
department noun
1. (division) a specialized division of a large organization
Related: section
  • "you'll find it in the hardware department"
  • "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
segment verb
1. (separate) divide into segments
Related: section
  • "segment an orange"
  • "segment a compound word"
incision noun
1. (cut) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
Related: section, surgical_incision
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