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sec·tion

 (sĕk′shən)
n.
1. One of several components; a piece.
2. A subdivision of a written work.
3. Law A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement: section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
4. A distinct portion of a newspaper: the sports section.
5. A distinct area of a town, county, or country: a residential section.
6. A land unit equal to one square mile (2.59 square kilometers), 640 acres, or 1/36 of a township.
7. The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
8. A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.
9. A segment of a fruit, especially a citrus fruit.
10. Representation of a solid object as it would appear if cut by an intersecting plane, so that the internal structure is displayed.
11. Music A group of instruments or voices in the same class considered as a division of a band, orchestra, or choir: the rhythm section; the woodwind section.
12. A class or discussion group of students taking the same course: She taught three sections of English composition.
13.
a. A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.
b. An area in a train's sleeping car containing an upper and lower berth.
14. An army tactical unit smaller than a platoon and larger than a squad.
15. A unit of vessels or aircraft within a division of armed forces.
16. One of two or more vehicles, such as a bus or train, given the same route and schedule, often used to carry extra passengers.
17.
a. The character (§) used in printing to mark the beginning of a section.
b. This character used as the fourth in a series of reference marks for footnotes.
18. Informal A cesarean section.
tr.v. sec·tioned, sec·tion·ing, sec·tions
1. To separate or divide into parts.
2. To cut or divide (tissue) surgically.
3. To shade or crosshatch (part of a drawing) to indicate sections.
4. Informal To perform a cesarean section on.

[Middle English seccioun, from Old French, from Latin sectiō, sectiōn-, from sectus, past participle of secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

section

(ˈsɛkʃən)
n
1. a part cut off or separated from the main body of something
2. a part or subdivision of a piece of writing, book, etc: the sports section of the newspaper.
3. one of several component parts
4. a distinct part or subdivision of a country, community, etc
5. (Statistics) US and Canadian an area one mile square (640 acres) in a public survey, esp in the western parts of the US and Canada
6. NZ a plot of land for building on, esp in a suburban area
7. (Railways) the section of a railway track that is maintained by a single crew or is controlled by a particular signal box
8. the act or process of cutting or separating by cutting
9. (Architecture) a representation of a portion of a building or object exposed when cut by an imaginary vertical plane so as to show its construction and interior
10. (Mathematics) geometry
a. a plane surface formed by cutting through a solid
b. the shape or area of such a plane surface. Compare cross section1
11. (Surgery) surgery any procedure involving the cutting or division of an organ, structure, or part, such as a Caesarian section
12. (Biology) a thin slice of biological tissue, mineral, etc, prepared for examination by a microscope
13. (Biology) a segment of an orange or other citrus fruit
14. (Military) a small military formation, typically comprising two or more squads or aircraft
15. (Automotive Engineering) Austral and NZ a fare stage on a bus, tram, etc
16. (Music, other) music
a. an extended division of a composition or movement that forms a coherent part of the structure: the development section.
b. a division in an orchestra, band, etc, containing instruments belonging to the same class: the brass section.
17. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: signature, gathering, gather or quire a folded printing sheet or sheets ready for gathering and binding
vb (tr)
18. to cut or divide into sections
19. to cut through so as to reveal a section
20. (Art Terms) (in drawing, esp mechanical drawing) to shade so as to indicate sections
21. (Surgery) surgery to cut or divide (an organ, structure, or part)
22. (Social Welfare) social welfare Brit to have (a mentally disturbed person) confined in a mental hospital under an appropriate section of the mental health legislation
[C16: from Latin sectiō, from secāre to cut]

sec•tion

(ˈsɛk ʃən)

n.
1. a distinct subdivision of anything, as an object or community.
2. a distinct part or subdivision of a newspaper, legal code, chapter, etc.
3. a part that is cut off or separated.
4. one of a number of parts that can be fitted together to make a whole.
5. one of the 36 subdivisions of a township, being one square mile (2.59 sq. km or 640 acres) in area.
6. an act or instance of cutting; separation by cutting.
7.
a. the making of a surgical incision.
b. the incision itself.
8. a thin slice of a tissue, mineral, or the like, as for microscopic examination.
9. a representation of an object as it would appear if cut by a plane, showing its internal structure.
10.
a. a small military unit consisting of two or more squads.
b. a small tactical division in naval and air units.
11. a length of railroad track, roadbed, signal equipment, etc., maintained by a single crew (section gang).
12. any of two or more trains, buses, or the like, running on the same route and considered as one unit.
13. a segment of a naturally segmented fruit, as an orange.
14. a division of an orchestra or band containing all the instruments of one class.
15. Also called section mark. a mark (§) used to indicate a subdivision of a text or a reference to a footnote.
v.t.
16. to cut or divide into sections.
17. to cut through so as to show a section.
18. to make a surgical incision.
[1550–60; < Latin sectiō the act of cutting =sec(āre) to cut + -tiō -tion]

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.

Section

 a separated portion of any collection or people, 1832; a fourth part of a military company, 1863.

section


Past participle: sectioned
Gerund: sectioning

Imperative
section
section
Present
I section
you section
he/she/it sections
we section
you section
they section
Preterite
I sectioned
you sectioned
he/she/it sectioned
we sectioned
you sectioned
they sectioned
Present Continuous
I am sectioning
you are sectioning
he/she/it is sectioning
we are sectioning
you are sectioning
they are sectioning
Present Perfect
I have sectioned
you have sectioned
he/she/it has sectioned
we have sectioned
you have sectioned
they have sectioned
Past Continuous
I was sectioning
you were sectioning
he/she/it was sectioning
we were sectioning
you were sectioning
they were sectioning
Past Perfect
I had sectioned
you had sectioned
he/she/it had sectioned
we had sectioned
you had sectioned
they had sectioned
Future
I will section
you will section
he/she/it will section
we will section
you will section
they will section
Future Perfect
I will have sectioned
you will have sectioned
he/she/it will have sectioned
we will have sectioned
you will have sectioned
they will have sectioned
Future Continuous
I will be sectioning
you will be sectioning
he/she/it will be sectioning
we will be sectioning
you will be sectioning
they will be sectioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sectioning
you have been sectioning
he/she/it has been sectioning
we have been sectioning
you have been sectioning
they have been sectioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sectioning
you will have been sectioning
he/she/it will have been sectioning
we will have been sectioning
you will have been sectioning
they will have been sectioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sectioning
you had been sectioning
he/she/it had been sectioning
we had been sectioning
you had been sectioning
they had been sectioning
Conditional
I would section
you would section
he/she/it would section
we would section
you would section
they would section
Past Conditional
I would have sectioned
you would have sectioned
he/she/it would have sectioned
we would have sectioned
you would have sectioned
they would have sectioned

Section

1. A measure of land. The imaginary line forming the boundary along one side of a land section. County roads are often routed along section lines. See also half section and quarter section.
2. See harrow for a discussion of a harrow section.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.section - 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"
lead-in, lede, lead - the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
canto - a major division of a long poem
above - an earlier section of a written text; "for instructions refer to the above"
sports section - the section of a newspaper that reports on sports
clause, article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
book - a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah"
chapter - a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
episode - a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
spot - a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
spot - a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
insert - a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
introduction - the first section of a communication
narration - (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
mezuza, mezuzah - religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
sura - one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; "the Quran is divided in 114 suras"
exposition - (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
obbligato, obligato - a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
recapitulation - (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
development - (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
2.section - a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
microscope slide, slide - a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
slice - a thin flat piece cut off of some object
3.section - 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"
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
outskirts - outlying areas (as of a city or town); "they lived on the outskirts of Houston"; "they mingled in the outskirts of the crowd"
locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity - a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"; "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"
4.section - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole objectsection - 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"
whole, unit - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
dado - the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
leaf - hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
length - a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
straightaway, straight - a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
subsection, subdivision - a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
5.section - a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
platoon - a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
6.section - 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"
frame - one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
beginning - the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
middle - an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
end - a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"
high point - the most enjoyable part of a given experience; "the trumpet solo was the high point of the concert"
component, element, factor, ingredient, constituent - an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
chukka, chukker - (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
inning, frame - (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
game - (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
bout, round, turn - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
first period - the first division into which the play of a game is divided
second period - the second division into which the play of a game is divided
final period - the final division into which the play of a game is divided
half - one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
period - (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
quarter - (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
over - (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
7.section - a land unit equal to 1 square mile
square mile - an area of 640 acres
8.section - (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solidsection - (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
surface area, expanse, area - the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
cross section - a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis
9.section - 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"
grade, class, course, form - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
10.section - a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
brass section, brass - the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
string section, strings - the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
percussion section, rhythm section, percussion - the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
reed section - the section of a band or orchestra that plays reed instruments
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
orchestra - a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
band - instrumentalists not including string players
11.section - a small army unit usually having a special function
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
12.section - a specialized division of a large organizationsection - 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"
academic department - a division of a school that is responsible for a given subject
business department - a division of a business firm
personnel department, personnel office, staff office, personnel - the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
government department - a department of government
payroll department, payroll - the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee
security department, security - a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman"
division - an administrative unit in government or business
13.section - a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange"
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
segment - one of the parts into which something naturally divides; "a segment of an orange"
14.section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
cutting, cut - the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
gastromy - surgical incision into the stomach
perineotomy - surgical incision into the perineum
laparotomy - surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
orchotomy - surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
sclerotomy - surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
nephrotomy - incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
thoracotomy - surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity
valvotomy, valvulotomy - incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
phlebotomy, venesection - surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
vasosection, vasotomy - surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
Verb1.section - divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
segment - divide or split up; "The cells segmented"
syllabicate, syllabify, syllabise, syllabize - divide into syllables; "syllabify the words"
quarter - divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"

section

noun
2. district, area, region, sector, zone Kolonarai is a lovely residential section of Athens.
3. department, part, division, wing, sector, branch She was in the dairy section of the supermarket.
verb
1. cut up, divide, cube, dice, fragment It holds vegetables in place while they are being peeled or sectioned.

section

noun
1. One of the parts into which something is divided:
2. A part severed from a whole:
3. A particular subdivision of a written work:
4. A thin piece, especially of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination:
verb
To make a division into parts, sections, or branches:
Translations
قِسْممَقْطَع، فَرْع
řezvrstvačástdíloddělení
afsnitdeltværsnit=-del
osasto
dio
szekció
hluti; hópur; deildòverskurîur
部分
잘라낸 부분
daliespjūvioskerspjūvis
daļagriezumsšķēlums
prierez
delodsek
avdelning
ส่วนที่ตัดออก
phần

section

[ˈsekʃən]
A. N
1. (= part) [of pipeline, road] → tramo m; [of self-assembly item] → pieza f, parte f; [of orange etc] → gajo m; [of book, text] → parte f; [of code, law] → artículo m; [of document, report] → apartado m, punto m; [of orchestra] → sección f; [of country] → región f; [of community, opinion] → sector m; [of town] (Brit) → sector m, zona f (US) (= district) → barrio m
the ship was transported in sectionsel barco fue trasladado por partes
the bookcase comes in sectionsla estantería viene desmontada (en piezas or partes)
the first-class section of the trainlos vagones de primera clase del tren
passports sectionsección f de pasaportes
the sports/finance section [of newspaper] → la sección de deportes/economía
in all sections of the publicen todos los sectores del público
see also brass C
see also string C
see also percussion B
see also woodwind
2. (= cut) (in diagram, dissection) → sección f, corte m
cross section (lit) → sección f transversal
the research was compiled using a cross section of the British populationel estudió se realizó utilizando un sector representativo de la población británica
3. (Med) (also Caesarean section)
see Caesarean
B. VT
1. (= divide) → partir, trocear
2. [+ mentally ill person] → internar en un psiquiátrico
C. CPD section mark Npárrafo m
section off VT + ADVcortar, seccionar

section

[ˈsɛkʃən]
n
[city, town, country, park, forest, garden] → partie f
the medieval section of the city → la partie médiévale de la ville
[road, border, river, tunnel, track] → section f
[community, population, society] → partie f
a large section of the population → une grande partie de la population
[orchestra, band] → section f
the rhythm section → les percussions
the brass section → les cuivres
[book, form] → partie f; [newspaper] → page f
Please fill in sections 1 and 2 of the attached form → Veuillez remplir les parties 1 et 2 du formulaire joint.
the business section → la page des affaires
[document, law, constitution] → section f
under section 2 of ... → selon la section 2 de ...
[department store] → rayon m; [library] → section f
the reference section → la section de référence, la section consacrée aux ouvrages de référence
[self-assembly kit, furniture] → élément m
(= department) [company, organization] → section f
(= diagram) → coupe f, section f
(MEDICINE) (also Caesarian section) → césarienne f
(BIOLOGY) (= slice of tissue) → coupe f histologique
vt
(= divide into sections) → sectionner
(MEDICINE) (= perform surgery on) → sectionner
section off
vt sep [+ area] → séparer

section

n
(= part)Teil m; (= wing of building)Trakt m; (of book)Abschnitt m; (of document, law)Absatz m; (of motorway etc)Abschnitt m; (under construction) → Trakt m; (of railway)Streckenabschnitt m; (of orange)Stück nt; the brass/string section of the orchestradie Blechbläser pl/Streicher pldes Orchesters; the sports section (Press) → der Sportteil; all sections of the publicalle Teile der Öffentlichkeit; the Indian section of the communitydie Gruppe der Inder in der Gesellschaft
(= department, Mil) → Abteilung f; (esp of academy etc) → Sektion f
(= diagram)Schnitt m; in sectionim Schnitt; vertical/longitudinal sectionQuer-/Längsschnitt m
(= cutting: of rock, Med: of tissue) → Schnitt m; (Med) (= operation)Sektion f; (= Caesarean section)Kaiserschnitt m; he took a horizontal section of the tissueer machte einen Horizontalschnitt von dem Gewebe
vt
(= cut to show a section)einen Schnitt machen durch
(= divide into sections)teilen
(Psych) to be sectionedzwangseingewiesen werden

section

[ˈsɛkʃn]
1. n
a. (part, gen) → sezione f, parte f; (of community, population) → settore m, fascia; (of town) (esp Am) → quartiere m; (of document, law) → articolo; (of pipeline, road) → tratto; (of machine, furniture) → pezzo
the business section (Press) → la pagina economica
b. (department) → sezione f
c. (cut) → sezione f
vertical section → sezione verticale, spaccato
2. vt (cut) → sezionare, dividere in sezioni

section

(ˈsekʃən) noun
1. a part or division. He divided the orange into sections; There is disagreement in one section of the community; the accounts section of the business.
2. a view of the inside of anything when, or as if, it is cut right through or across. a section of the stem of a flower.
ˈsectional adjective

section

قِسْم oddělení afsnit Abschnitt ενότητα sección osasto section dio sezione 部分 잘라낸 부분 sectie seksjon sekcja seção, secção секция avdelning ส่วนที่ตัดออก bölüm phần 章节

sec·tion

n. sección, porción, parte;
v. cortar; seccionar.

section

n sección f; frozen — biopsia por congelación
References in classic literature ?
In Winesburg, as in all Ohio towns of twenty years ago, there was a section in which lived day laborers.
But I have reason to believe that in this section of Copan is a large city, the existence of which has not been made certain of by any one save myself--and, perhaps, Professor Beecher.
Grandfather had explained to Ambrosch that some day, when the country was put under fence and the roads were confined to section lines, two roads would cross exactly on that corner.
It did not yield to her hand; and the white curtain, drawn across the window which formed the upper section of the door, struck her quick perceptive faculty as something unusual.
But though this sculpture is half man and half whale, so as only to give the tail of the latter, yet that small section of him is all wrong.
As soon as it was over I showed to Sir Ozana these words which I had written on the inside of his hat: Chemical Department, Labor- atory extension, Section G.
This gorge--along whose bottom pours the swift Neckar-- is confined between (or cloven through) a couple of long, steep ridges, a thousand feet high and densely wooded clear to their summits, with the exception of one section which has been shaved and put under cultivation.
I got under the table and raised the blanket, and went to work to saw a section of the big bottom log out -- big enough to let me through.
The learned men from other planets and other systems come here and hang around a while, when they are touring around the Kingdom, and then go back to their own section of heaven and write a book of travels, and they give America about five lines in it.
In one place, far from the section usually traversed by tourists, the names "BECKY & TOM" had been found traced upon the rocky wall with candle-smoke, and near at hand a grease-soiled bit of ribbon.
Take one day; share it into sections; to each section apportion its task: leave no stray unemployed quarters of an hour, ten minutes, five minutes--include all; do each piece of business in its turn with method, with rigid regularity.
Citizen Doctor," said the first, reluctantly, "he has been denounced to the Section of Saint Antoine.