[ UK /sˈɛkʃən/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛkʃən/ ]
  1. a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
  2. (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
  3. a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    the history of this work is discussed in the next section
    he always turns first to the business section
  4. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    the BBC's engineering division
    the written part of the exam
    the finance section of the company
  5. a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue
  6. 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
  7. a land unit equal to 1 square mile
  8. a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
  9. a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
    there are three synagogues in the Jewish section
    no section of the nation is more ardent than the South
  10. 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
  11. a small army unit usually having a special function
  12. a segment of a citrus fruit
    he ate a section of the orange
  13. 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
  14. the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
  1. divide into segments
    segment a compound word
    segment an orange
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How To Use section In A Sentence

  • He literally danced his music into being, conducting his bass players, drummers and horn section with his hips.
  • The final section of the traverse was a bit of a challenge: delicate, balancey moves with next to nothing for hands or feet.
  • A view of the steam-chest side of the cylinder is given in Figure 323, and a horizontal cross section of the cylinder, the steam-chest and the valves, is shown in Figure 324. Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught
  • A section of a branch of birch or willow from the north only a couple of inches in diameter will show one or two hundred annual rings. Factors Affecting Development of Canada's North
  • But even these alienated loners can benefit from this book: See the section on astral love.
  • I was totally expecting you to say that you read a section looking for the miscut part and got yourself hideously freaked out for the bike ride home. Cooperative Blog » Blog Archive » Stephen King
  • We saw in the previous sections that packaged bacteriophage capsids are pressurized with pressures as high as 60 atm.
  • The second section of an ancient Greco - Roman letter was prayer or a word of thanks.
  • The first rutted section of the road jolted the vehicle airborne, slamming my head against the roof.
  • With cross-sectional data it is not possible to make precise comparisons between changes in employment and economic activity over time.
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