Definitions of section

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. the cutting of or into body tissues or organs ( especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
  4. ( geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
  5. divide into segments; " segment an orange"; " segment a compound word"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. a segment of a citrus fruit; " he ate a section of the orange"
  9. a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
  10. a small army unit usually having a special function
  11. a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
  12. 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"
  13. a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side
  14. a very thin slice ( of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; " sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
  15. A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.
  16. A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct.
  17. One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty- sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws.
  18. The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point.
  19. A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.
  20. The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile.
  21. A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character , often used to denote such a division.
  22. A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; - often indicated by the sign .
  23. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; part or portion cut off; a representation of an object as if cut in two crosswise or lengthwise by a plane; as, a transverse section of a steam radiator; slice; subdivision of a chapter, law, etc.; distinct part of a country, people, community, or class.
  24. Act of cutting: a division: a portion: the plan of any object cut through, as it were, to show its interior: the line formed by the intersection of two surfaces: the surface formed when a solid is cut by a plane: a square mile or 640 acres of land.
  25. Act of cutting; division; view obtained by cutting; part cut off; portion.
  26. A separate part; division; portion.
  27. A view of something, as a machine, as if cut through.
  28. The act of cutting or separating by cutting; a part separated from the rest; adivision; a distinct portion; the subdivision of a chapter; a distinct part of a city, country, or people; the representation of an object, as a building, machine, & c., cut asunder vertically; the intersection of one surface with another, or of a surface with a solid.
  29. A part separated from the rest; a distinct part or portion; a division, as of a book, a country, & c.; the representation of any building or object as it would appear if cut or sliced through from top to bottom; in geom., the line formed by the intersection of two surfaces; the surface formed when a solid body is cut by a plane; in U. S., a tract of land of 640 acres.

Usage examples for section

  1. Across Park and Lexington, still due east, the tone of the section fell off. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  2. You will find it in an early part of the third section of the story. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  3. The section which follows can hardly be Jeremiah's. – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  4. Where is this section? – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  5. The screens of this section, being smaller, can be held as long as will be found necessary. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  6. For want of something better I resolved to await the return of the section crew from their day's work, and walked back to the front of the house and took a seat upon the steps. – The Trail of the Tramp by A-No. 1 (AKA Leon Ray Livingston)
  7. We pass over, in the meantime, the section ii. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  8. By its side is the section of an earlier building, a reminiscence of the former state of the Isles. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  9. And to this section belong also stories of the sea, several of which have already been mentioned. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  10. Someone whispered to her: " The section must leave at such and such an hour...." – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  11. Section 2. 8. How do the people vote? – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  12. You and Miss Spenceley are from the same section, I take it? – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  13. I said that a great and powerful section of opinion thought it a breach of honour in one of Ours to do it. – On Something by H. Belloc
  14. You don't belong in this section, right? – The Hated by Frederik Pohl
  15. He was picked up outside the section house on the following evening with his right hand severed just above the wrist. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  16. The section boss let Malcolm and me ride up and down on it all afternoon one day this winter. – Two Little Knights of Kentucky by Annie Fellows Johnston