Definitions of section

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