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section mark

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a mark (§) inserted into text matter to draw attention to a footnote or to indicate a section of a book, etc. Also called: section

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]
Translations

section mark

n (Comput: = symbol) → Paragrafenzeichen nt
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