Definitions of section

  1. 1. The act of cutting. 2. A cut or division. 3. A cut surface. 4. A thin slice of any material for examination under the microscope. 5. A segment or part of any organ or structure delimited from the remainder.
  2. Incisional division.
  3. a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side
  4. the cutting of or into body tissues or organs ( especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
  5. 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.
  6. A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.
  7. 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.
  8. A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.
  9. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
  10. 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"
  11. 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.
  12. ( geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
  13. 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"
  14. a small army unit usually having a special function
  15. A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; - often indicated by the sign .
  16. A view of something, as a machine, as if cut through.
  17. divide into segments; " segment an orange"; " segment a compound word"
  18. a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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"
  23. 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"
  24. 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.
  25. a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
  26. 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.
  27. a very thin slice ( of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; " sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
  28. A separate part; division; portion.
  29. 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.
  30. 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"
  31. a segment of a citrus fruit; " he ate a section of the orange"
  32. Act of cutting; division; view obtained by cutting; part cut off; portion.

Usage examples for section

  1. You will find it in an early part of the third section of the story. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. You and Miss Spenceley are from the same section, I take it? – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  7. Where is this section? – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  8. 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)
  9. Someone whispered to her: " The section must leave at such and such an hour...." – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  10. Across Park and Lexington, still due east, the tone of the section fell off. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  11. 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
  12. You don't belong in this section, right? – The Hated by Frederik Pohl
  13. The screens of this section, being smaller, can be held as long as will be found necessary. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  14. 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
  15. The section which follows can hardly be Jeremiah's. – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  16. Section 2. 8. How do the people vote? – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore