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.
A very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope.
A distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people.
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.
Dutch: bolsegment, segment
A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole:
— The finance section of the company.
Dutch: deel, hoofdafdeling, taks
A land unit equal to 1 square mile.
geometry The area created by a plane cutting through a solid.
synonym: plane 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.
A division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.
A small army unit usually having a special function.
A specialized division of a large organization:
— She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury.
Dutch: afdeling, departement, sectie, tak
Polish: dział, pion, sekcja, wydział
A segment of a citrus fruit.
The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
Divide into segments.
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