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Meaning & Definition of Section in English

English

Section

/sɛkʃən/

noun

1. 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:
  • section
  • ,
  • subdivision

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

  • "Sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
    synonym:
  • section

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • section

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • section
  • ,
  • segment

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

    synonym:
  • section

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • part
  • ,
  • section
  • ,
  • division

7. A land unit equal to 1 square mile

    synonym:
  • section

8. (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

    synonym:
  • section
  • ,
  • plane section

9. 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:
  • section
  • ,
  • discussion section

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

    synonym:
  • section

11. A small army unit usually having a special function

    synonym:
  • section

12. 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"
    synonym:
  • department
  • ,
  • section

13. A segment of a citrus fruit

  • "He ate a section of the orange"
    synonym:
  • section

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

    synonym:
  • incision
  • ,
  • section
  • ,
  • surgical incision

verb

1. Divide into segments

  • "Segment an orange"
  • "Segment a compound word"
    synonym:
  • segment
  • ,
  • section

Examples of using

I am in charge of the book section.
There's no hope at this moment that the closed section will be reopened.
He makes it a rule to go over the financial section every time he reads the paper.