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section

noun (n)

  • a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical) (noun.communication)
    Synonym: subdivision
    Example:
    He always turns first to the business section.
    The history of this work is discussed in the next section.
    source: wordnet30
  • a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope (noun.object)
    Example:
    Sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue.
    source: wordnet30
  • a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people (noun.location)
    Example:
    No section of the nation is more ardent than the South.
    There are three synagogues in the Jewish section.
    source: wordnet30
  • one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: segment
    Example:
    A section of a fishing rod.
    Metal sections were used below ground.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: division, part
    Example:
    The finance section of the company.
    source: wordnet30
  • a land unit equal to 1 square mile (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid (noun.location)
    Synonym: plane section
    source: wordnet30
  • a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately (noun.group)
    Example:
    A graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course.
    source: wordnet30
  • a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a small army unit usually having a special function (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a specialized division of a large organization (noun.group)
    Synonym: department
    Example:
    She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury.
    source: wordnet30
  • a segment of a citrus fruit (noun.food)
    Example:
    He ate a section of the orange.
    source: wordnet30
  • the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • divide into segments (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30

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