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section

 
Noun section has 13 senses
  1. section, subdivision - 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"
    --1 is a kind of writing, written material, piece of writing; music
    --1 has particulars:
     lead, lead-in; canto; sports section; article, clause; book; chapter; episode; spot; spot; insert; introduction; narration; conclusion, end, close, closing, ending; passage; mezuzah, mezuza; sura; obbligato, obligato; recapitulation
  2. section - a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
    --2 is a kind of
    slice
    --2 is a part of slide, microscope slide
  3. section - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    area, country
    --3 has particulars:
     outskirts; vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woods; Forbidden City
    Derived form: verb section1
  4. section, segment - 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 is a kind of part, portion
    --4 is a part of whole, whole thing, unit
    --4 has particulars:
     bend, curve; dado; leaf; length; straightaway, straight; subsection, subdivision
    Derived form: verb section1
  5. section - a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
    --5 is a kind of
    team, squad
    --5 is a part of platoon
  6. part, section, division - 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"
    --6 is a kind of concept, conception, construct
    --6 is a part of whole
    --6 has particulars:
     beginning; middle; end; high point; component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient
    Derived form: verb section1
  7. section - a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side
    --7 is a kind of
    square mile
  8. section, plane section - (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
    --8 is a kind of area, country
    --8 has particulars: cross section
  9. section - a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
    --9 is a kind of
    musical organization, musical organisation, musical group
    --9 is a part of orchestra; band
    --9 has particulars:
     brass section, brass; string section, strings; percussion section, percussion, rhythm section; reed section
  10. section - a small army unit usually having a special function
    --10 is a kind of
    army unit
  11. department, section - 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"
    --11 is a kind of division
    --11 has particulars:
     academic department; business department; personnel department, personnel office, personnel, staff office; government department; payroll, payroll department; security, security department
  12. section - a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange"
    --12 is a kind of
    segment
    --12 is a part of citrus, citrus fruit, citrous fruit
    Derived form: verb section1
  13. incision, section, surgical incision - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    --13 is a kind of cut, cutting
    --13 is a part of
     operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
    --13 has particulars:
     gastromy; keratotomy; perineotomy; laparotomy; orchotomy; sclerotomy; nephrotomy; valvotomy, valvulotomy; venesection, phlebotomy; vasotomy, vasosection
Verb section has 1 sense
  1. segment, section - divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
    --1 is one way to separate, divide, part
    Derived forms: noun section12, noun section6, noun section4, noun section3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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