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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. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
  16. A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; - often indicated by the sign .
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Incisional division.
  27. 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.
  28. Act of cutting; division; view obtained by cutting; part cut off; portion.
  29. A separate part; division; portion.
  30. A view of something, as a machine, as if cut through.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
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Quotes of section

  1. And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area. – Bill Bruford
  2. This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section – John Callahan
  3. We cannot afford to have any large section of the business world in doubt whether they have broken the laws or not, and we cannot let the laws become a dead letter through vagueness. In this view it is clear that an administrative commission can render invaluable service. – John Bates Clark
  4. There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories. – Mac Davis
  5. I didn't work on the killing floor. I worked in the section where you break the meat down and package it. – Marg Helgenberger
  6. But the admiration for Jackson was by no means confined to his own soldiers and to his own section – Daniel H. Hill
  7. But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember- that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer. – Robert E. Howard
  8. The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation, plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable training in accuracy of eye and hand. – Thomas Huxley
  9. I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999. – Kenneth Robert Livingstone
  10. I visited the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed my final examination( in the sciences section in 1943. – Simon van der Meer
  11. I tend to think of the organ as part of the rhythm section rather than a frontline voice. – Alan Price
  12. I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes, which wouldn't give me a column, and join Newsday, which wanted my column for its Sunday business section – Allan Sloan
  13. Neither these statesmen nor their constituents sought in any way to use the Government for the interest of themselves or their section or for the injury of a single member of the Confederacy. – Robert Toombs
  14. No section of the American populace has been more completely deceived by the forces interested in keeping the truth from the people than America's youth. – Francis Parker Yockey

Usage examples for section

  1. Section 2. 8. How do the people vote? – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  2. Across Park and Lexington, still due east, the tone of the section fell off. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The section which follows can hardly be Jeremiah's. – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  6. 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
  7. You will find it in an early part of the third section of the story. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  8. Lady Holme and Sir Donald became involved in this section of the crowd, and naturally followed in its direction. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  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. You and Miss Spenceley are from the same section I take it? – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  11. " That quarter- section is not in the market, Colonel. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  12. Where is this section – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  13. Solve all American problems from the view- point of the Nation, and not from the view- point of state or section – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  14. But this takes us to the second and still more interesting part of The Making of Religion, which we shall have to discuss in the next section – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  15. 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
  16. 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)
  17. 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
  18. Someone whispered to her: " The section must leave at such and such an hour...." – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  19. The screens of this section being smaller, can be held as long as will be found necessary. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. You don't belong in this section right? – The Hated by Frederik Pohl