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section

noun

1 section

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.

synonym: subdivision.

Roget 44: disjunction, disconnection, disunity, disunion, disassociation, disengagement; discontinuity etc. 70; abjunction; cataclasm; inconnection; abstraction, abstractedness; ... show more

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Polish: dział



2 section

A very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope.

3 section

A distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people.

4 section

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.

synonym: segment.

Dutch: bolsegment, segment
Polish: segment

5 section

A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.

6 section

One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole:
— The finance section of the company.

synonyms: division, part.

Roget 51: part, portion; dose; item, particular; aught, any; division, ward; subdivision, section; chapter, clause, count, ... show more

Roget 75: class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section; department, subdepartment, province, domain.    kind, sort, genus, ... show more

Roget 593: booklet; writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule; tract, tractate; livret; brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, ... show more

Dutch: deel, hoofdafdeling, taks
Polish: odłam

7 section

A land unit equal to 1 square mile.

8 section

geometry The area created by a plane cutting through a solid.

synonym: plane section.

9 section

A small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately:
— A graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course.

synonym: discussion section.

10 section

A division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.

11 section

A small army unit usually having a special function.

12 section

A specialized division of a large organization:
— She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury.

synonym: department.

Dutch: afdeling, departement, sectie, tak
Polish: dział, pion, sekcja, wydział

13 section

A segment of a citrus fruit.

Dutch: partje

14 section

The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).

synonyms: incision, surgical incision.

verb

1 section

Divide into segments.

synonym: segment.


Moby thesaurus: KP, abscission, adjunct, airspace, allocate, allot, amputation, anacrusis, anastomotic operation, apportion, area, army, army group, article, back matter, bass passage, battalion, battery, battle group, belt ... show more.

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