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"
a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
"sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
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"
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"
a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
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"
naval division, role, piece, theatrical role, portion, air division, incision, function, constituent, share, character, division, part, segment, surgical incision, sectionalization, variance, discussion section, plane section, class, contribution, component, region, persona, component part, partition, parting, percentage, department, sectionalisation, segmentation, office, subdivision, partitioning, voice
a land unit equal to 1 square mile
section, plane section(noun)
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
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"
a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
a small army unit usually having a special function
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"
a segment of a citrus fruit
"he ate a section of the orange"
incision, section, surgical incision(verb)
the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
divide into segments
"segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
section(noun)A piece of residential land usually a quarter of an acre, a plot.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Part, a substance, quantity, or amount that is the result of the division of something greater, is the general word, including all the others of this group. A fragment is the result of breaking, rending, or disruption of some kind, while a piece may be smoothly or evenly separated and have a certain completeness in itself. A piece is often taken for a sample; a fragment scarcely would be. Division and fraction are always regarded as in connection with the total; divisions may be equal or unequal; a fraction is one of several equal parts into which the whole is supposed to be divided. A portion is a part viewed with reference to some one who is to receive it or some special purpose to which it is to be applied; in a restaurant one portion (i. e., the amount designed for one person) is sometimes, by special order, served to two; a share is a part to which one has or may acquire a right in connection with others; an instalment is one of a series of proportionate payments that are to be continued till the entire claim is discharged; a particle is an exceedingly small part. A component, constituent, ingredient, or element is a part of some compound or mixture; an element is necessary to the existence, as a component or constituent is necessary to the completeness of that which it helps to compose; an ingredient may be foreign or accidental. A subdivision is a division of a division. We speak of a segment of a circle. Compare PARTICLE; PORTION.
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- جزء, قسمArabic
- seccióCatalan, Valencian
- paragraf, řez, oddílCzech
- Abschnitt, Teil, Paragraf, StückGerman
- sección, pelotónSpanish
- lohko, jaos, sektio, osa, pykälä, jakso, leikkaus, kohta, luku, kappale, leike, osasto, artikla, jakaa, leikata, lohkoaFinnish
- article, section, sectionnerFrench
- pàirt, roinn, earrann, cuid, cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
- sezione, articolo, sezionareItalian
- seksi, seksyenMalay
- subdiviziune, secționare, incizie, tăietură, sector, tăiere, secțiune, secție, segment, despărțitură, parte, departamentRomanian
- раздел, срез, сечение, секция, разрез, отрезок, разрезание, рассечениеRussian
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