Definition of SECTION

noun : SECTION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a land unit equal to 1 square mile ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class ;

  • 11. (

    ) a small army unit usually having a special function ;

  • 12. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 13. (

    ) a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange" ;

verb : SECTION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word" ;

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