Definition of Section
1. Noun. A self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical). "The history of this work is discussed in the next section"
Specialized synonyms: Lead, Lead-in, Lede, Canto, Above, Sports Section, Article, Clause, Book, Chapter, Episode, Spot, Spot, Insert, Introduction, Narration, Close, Closing, Conclusion, End, Ending, Passage, Mezuza, Mezuzah, Sura, Exposition, Obbligato, Obligato, Recapitulation, Development
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material, Music
Category relationships: Music
2. Verb. Divide into segments. "Segment a compound word"
Generic synonyms: Divide, Part, Separate
Related verbs: Segment
Specialized synonyms: Syllabicate, Syllabify, Syllabise, Syllabize, Quarter
Derivative terms: Segment, Segment, Segmentation
3. Noun. A very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope. "Sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
4. Noun. 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"
Specialized synonyms: Outskirts, Locality, Neck Of The Woods, Neighborhood, Neighbourhood, Vicinity
Specialized synonyms: Forbidden City
5. Noun. One of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object. "Finished the final segment of the road"
Group relationships: Unit, Whole
Specialized synonyms: Bend, Curve, Dado, Leaf, Length, Straight, Straightaway, Subdivision, Subsection
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
Derivative terms: Segment
6. Noun. A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
7. Noun. One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole. "The BBC's engineering division"
Specialized synonyms: Frame, Beginning, Middle, End, High Point, Component, Constituent, Element, Factor, Ingredient, Chukka, Chukker, Frame, Inning, Game, Bout, Round, Turn, First Period, Second Period, Final Period, Half, Period, Quarter, Over
Generic synonyms: Concept, Conception, Construct
Group relationships: Whole
Derivative terms: Divisional
8. Noun. A land unit equal to 1 square mile.
9. Noun. (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid.
Generic synonyms: Area, Expanse, Surface Area
Category relationships: Geometry
Specialized synonyms: Cross Section
10. Noun. 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"
11. Noun. A division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.
Generic synonyms: Musical Group, Musical Organisation, Musical Organization
Group relationships: Orchestra, Band
12. Noun. A small army unit usually having a special function.
13. Noun. A specialized division of a large organization. "She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
Specialized synonyms: Academic Department, Business Department, Personnel, Personnel Department, Personnel Office, Staff Office, Government Department, Payroll, Payroll Department, Security, Security Department
Generic synonyms: Division
Derivative terms: Departmental
14. Noun. A segment of a citrus fruit. "He ate a section of the orange"
15. Noun. The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cutting
Group relationships: Operation, Surgery, Surgical Operation, Surgical Procedure, Surgical Process
Specialized synonyms: Gastromy, Perineotomy, Laparotomy, Orchotomy, Sclerotomy, Nephrotomy, Thoracotomy, Valvotomy, Valvulotomy, Phlebotomy, Venesection, Vasosection, Vasotomy
Derivative terms: Incise, Incisive
Definition of Section
1. n. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
Definition of Section
1. Noun. A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something. ¹
2. Noun. A part, piece, subdivision of anything. ¹
3. Noun. A part of a document. ¹
4. Noun. An act or instance of cutting. ¹
5. Noun. A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane). ¹
6. Noun. (surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision. ¹
7. Noun. (science) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research. ¹
8. Noun. (military) A group of 10-15 soldiers lead by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon. ¹
9. Noun. (category theory) A right inverse. ¹
10. Noun. (NZ) A piece of residential land usually a quarter of an acre, a plot. ¹
11. Verb. To cut, divide or separate into pieces. ¹
12. Verb. (British) To commit, as for mental health reasons. (non-gloss definition So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Section
1. to divide into sections (distinct parts) [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Section
1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
2. A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice. Specifically:
A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character, often used to denote such a division. "It is hardly possible to give a distinct view of his several arguments in distinct sections." (Locke)
A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct. "The extreme section of one class consists of bigoted dotards, the extreme section of the other consists of shallow and reckless empirics." (Macaulay)
One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws.
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Literary usage of Section
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The Rate of Surplus-Value, 835 section 1.—The Degree of Exploitation of Labour-Power ... 269 section S.—Branches of English Industry without Legal Limits to ..."
2. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The Labour Process or the Production of Use-Value, 197 section 2. ... The Rate of Surplus-Value, 235 section 1.—The Degree of Exploitation of Labour-Power, ..."
3. A Model City Charter: With Home Rule Provisions Recommended for the State (1922)
"Certification of Petition PAGE 31 section 28. Referendum Election __ _ — 32 section 29. Title of Ballot — 32 section 30. Form of Ballot . 32 section 31. ..."
4. Mountain Wild Flowers of America: A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names by Julia W. Henshaw (1906)
"Arctostaphylos alpina (Pink to Red section) . . . 159 Bird's-eye Primrose . . Primula farinosa (Pink to Red section) 164 Shooting Star . ..."